South Africa Commemorates National Youth Day


Hundreds of youngsters, government officials and politicians rallied in Port Elizabeth's Wolfson Stadium to pay tribute to the youth as the country marks the 36th anniversary of the 1976 June 16 student uprising.
  • South Africa:  Nation Commemorates Youth Day

    BuaNews, 16 June 2012

    Hundreds of youngsters, government officials and politicians rallied in Port Elizabeth's Wolfson Stadium Saturday to pay tribute to the youth as South Africa marks the 36th ... read more »

At the Hector Pieterson Museum, Soweto, Hector Pieterson's sister, Antoinette Sithole, led the Senator on a tour, during which the Senator remarked that the Soweto uprisings inspired him to get involved in politics. At the end of the tour, Senator Obama laid a wreath at the museum's memorial.

  • South Africa:  Youth Gather to Remember June 16

    BuaNews, 16 June 2012

    The National Youth Development says it's all systems go for the National Youth Day celebrations taking place in the Eastern Cape today. read more »

  • South Africa:  Soweto Celebrates June 16

    BuaNews, 16 June 2012

    Sowetans braved the cold weather to gather at the Hector Pieterson Memorial in Orlando West in remembrance of the youth of 1976 who declared to the world that enough was enough ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Youth Day to Rock Mofolo Park

    BuaNews, 16 June 2012

    A sizzling line-up featuring the likes of Zahara and Mi Casa will beat the winter chill at Mofolo Park, in Soweto, where the Youth Day celebration will take place on Saturday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Safa Salutes June 16 Brave Warriors

    South African Football Association, 15 June 2012

    The South African Football Association (SAFA) would like to join the rest of South Africa in lauding the brave young men and women who marched to protest against the Bantu ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Youth Day to Rock Soweto

    SouthAfrica.info, 15 June 2012

    A sizzling line-up featuring the likes of Zahara and Mi Casa will beat the winter chill at Mofolo Park in Soweto, where a Youth Day celebration will take place on Saturday. read more »