Friday, 10 June 2016 07:48

Special Youth Day briefing to be held

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With the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Youth Day fast approaching, government will host a special media briefing next week to provide further details on the programme of the day.


“This year marks the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the 16 June 1976 uprising, which profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in South Africa,” said Minister in the Presidency for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, on Thursday.

Briefing reporters following Cabinet’s fortnightly meeting, Minister Radebe said the commemoration of Youth Day will be held at Orlando Stadium, in Soweto.

“A special media conference will be held on Tuesday, 14 June 2016, to provide further details, on the programme for Youth Day,” he said.

President Jacob Zuma will give the keynote address while a wreath-laying ceremony will also take place at the Hector Pieterson Memorial.

Ministers and Deputy Ministers have been engaging with communities, especially youth through this month to encourage them to take up opportunities across various sectors so as to better their lives and enable them to effectively contribute to the development of the economy and the country.

“The programmes of Ministers involved in the Youth Month Programme will be published on government websites and social media platforms,” said the Minister.

Youth Month will be commemorated under the theme “Youth Taking South Africa Forward”.

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