Youth Day event charges a packet of sanitary pads as entrance fee

Campaign to collect pads for people who can’t afford them


17 June 2021

Youth Day sailing programme teaches more than just sailing

Young people from Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg get out on the water

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16 June 2021

Paddling to progress: The Soweto Canoe and Recreation Club

Zanentlantla Mbala says he doesn’t know what would have become of him without the club


14 May 2021

Teenagers sell fruit and vegetables to help family make ends meet

“Our mother has taught us to work extra hard because we are immigrants”


17 June 2020

Pothole of gold at the end of the rainbow

Children earn money directing cars around potholes hidden by a flooded road in Bethelsdorp


3 April 2020

South African youth take to the streets over climate change

Hundreds protest in Johannesburg and Cape Town

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14 June 2019

Izikhothane task team acts against Uitenhage’s flashy spenders

“I love being isikhothana. It makes me feel like a celebrity”


20 June 2018

One-year-old, R12 million Atlantis park vandalised

Residents say the community has other priorities


28 February 2018

Youth commemorate sacrifices of the past and protest about the present

Celebrations and demonstrations held around the country on 16 June

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19 June 2017

A South African shame: children in prisons

Youths held in adult prison for 200 days without access to visitors


12 September 2016

Lack of money threatens dancer’s dreams

Fifteen-year-old from Mitchells Plain wants to be a professional ballet dancer


18 August 2016

Community centre in informal settlement is derelict

“No-one seems to be doing anything to fix it”


10 August 2016

Carnival to commemorate 1976 aims to keep youth off drugs

But young people say they know little about the Soweto uprising


17 June 2016

16 June magazine lives again

Banned 1986 Learn and Teach magazine commemorating 1976 now available online


13 June 2016

Hout Bay project teaches confidence through dog training

Teenagers paired with "teen" dogs from shelter


26 February 2016

Khayelitsha’s kid gangsters

“We are fighting for our freedom, our freedom to go anywhere we want to go in Khayelitsha,” says Latinyo, an 18-year-old grade 12 learner from Khayelitsha's H-section. He has been involved in gangs since the age of 12 and says he has lost count of how many murders he has committed.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

18 April 2012