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Ncumisa Jilata, youngest neurosurgeon in Africa, Walter Sisulu University, healthcare, science and technology, Cyril Ramaphosa, Coceka Mfundisi

Dr Ncumisa Jilata: Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon

At the age of 29, Mthatha-born Dr Ncumisa Jilata has become Africa's youngest neurosurgeon following her Fellowship graduation in Durban on 18 May 2017....
40 South Africans Under 40

Youth Day 2016: 40 South Africans Under 40

To commemorate Youth Day 2016, we look at the class of young South Africans under the age of 40 whose individual impact, small or...

Grab your chance: June 16 Youth Expo in Johannesburg

"They shot at us; we fought back by throwing stones and using dustbin lids to block bullets which unfortunately went through and killed some...
From jiggy bots to satellites for South African girls

From jiggy bots to satellites for South African girls

It was a different sort of a Youth Day for girls taking part in a workshop to build robots. It was the first step in a programme through which they will end up building Africa's first private satellite.

Recollections of 16 June 1976

A planned, peaceful protest in Soweto against Afrikaans as the teaching medium in schools on 16 June 1976 became one of the most pivotal days in South Africa's history. After the police opened fire on the mainly child protestors, the march quickly changed from peaceful to chaotic. Those who were there shared their memories.

21st-century South Africans need to leave a lasting legacy

Play Your Part/ Sowetan DialoguesCommemorating Youth Day, the 18 June Sowetan Dialogues asked South Africa's young people to consider the legacy they want to leave for their children.

Brand SA’s Sowetan Dialogues set for Joburg

Brand South Africa continues with its Play Your Part / Sowetan Dialogues, with the latest in the series set to take place in Johannesburg on 18 June, with a debate on whether South Africa's youth are creating a legacy for future generations.

Hector’s sister tells the story still, 38 years later

A lack of unity among the children of today is striking for Antoinette Sithole. Back in 1976 children supported one another; now they do drugs, get pregnant, "and they don't take a stand. They are living in another world."

Young victims remembered

The children who died in the Westdene Dam bus crash in Johannesburg nearly three decades ago were among those who were honoured on Youth Day. It was a day of great sadness, but also of great heroism.
SA's youth can beat drugs

Young reporters bring radio to life

The Youth Radio Awards - hosted by the Children's Radio Foundation to recognising the effort, passion and determination of young reporters at community radio stations across the countrys - were fittingly held in Cape Town on Youth Day.

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