Youth Day celebration coming to KaMhlushwa

This year’s June 16 will mark 41 years since the Soweto uprising.


The Mpumalanga government has announced it hold this year’s youth day celebration at the KaMhlushwa stadium.

This year’s 16 June is on Friday and the event will start at 9 in the morning.

The office of arts and culture MEC Norah Mahlangu say the event will be used for government officials to highlight youth development programmes.

“Young people will be provided with information on how they could benefit from these government programmes,” departmental spokeswoman Sibongile Nkosi said.

“The entertainment lineup also appeals to the youth with Sands of the popular ballad Tigi and J Spitter and DJ Chrizozo on the bill,” she said.

The entire month of June is celebrated in South Africa as Youth Month, paying tribute to the school pupils who lost their lives during the 16 June 1976 uprisings in Soweto.

The June 16 uprising was an anti-Apartheid protest which saw the youth rise up against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in black schools.

(edited by ZK)

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