Youth month 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Sunday, June 30, 2019

Theme: “25 Year of Democracy:  A celebration of youth activism”

Every year on 16 June South Africa commemorates the 1976 Soweto uprising to pay tribute to learners who stood up against the apartheid government. Observed as a public holiday, the day serves as a reminder that young people in the country were at the forefront of our struggle. It also provides us with an opportunity to take stock of the strides we have made in addressing issues facing the youth.

This year’s Youth Month coincides with the commemoration of 25 years of Freedom and Democracy.

Issued by South African Government Online