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YFM Brings Youth Day to LYFE

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 12 June 2018

YFM Brings Youth Day to LYFE

On the 16th of June this year Yfm will collaborate with MTN at Newtown’s Park Station to showcase some of the best and most appealing creatives in South Africa at its LYFE event.  Celebrated artists and fashionistas will be at the event and A-list musicians like Sho Madjozi, Shane Eagle and Kwesta will be featured as part...

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We have discovered our generational mission

by: Live Staff - 15 June 2017

We have discovered our generational mission

June 16 has become an important moment for reflection in the South African political calendar. Since 1994, June 16, 1976 was viewed as a turning point – one that was seen by millions as a key political turning point in the struggle against apartheid, and one that would bring true liberation and freedom. For many,...

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Has the struggle ended for the class of 2015?

by: Asanda Gura - 19 June 2015

Has the struggle ended for the class of 2015?

Recently, the NYDA briefed parliament on the state of youth employment. The findings were pretty grim. Even though large amounts of money were being spent to counter youth unemployment, 36% of people between the ages of 15 and 35 are unemployed. Poverty and inequality remain a problem and one out of three unemployed youth have children...

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Spoken Word with Afurakan

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 17 June 2015

Spoken Word with Afurakan

Poet Thabiso “Afurakan” Mohare will be performing on Thursday at the Live VIP Youth Festival. He is also the CEO of Word N Sound, a platform for poets and musicians in Jozi. We caught up with him to find out his thoughts about the state of South African youth: What do you think is the current...

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#VIPYouthFest June 16 day one

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 16 June 2015

#VIPYouthFest June 16 day one

On this day in 1976, over 10 000 students took to the streets of Soweto in protest against the Apartheid governments’ decision to make Afrikaans the medium of instruction. Tired of being ignored and controlled, they took it upon themselves to fight for change. They refused to be left out of the decisions that governed...

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Introducing the #VIPYouthFest exhibiting photographers

by: Fatima Mathivha - 15 June 2015

Introducing the #VIPYouthFest exhibiting photographers

Photography is a medium that is one of the most powerful tools to document changes and it’s been central to documenting political changes in this country. With the advancement of technology and wider access to mobile cameras, more young people can now document and catalog events – creating visual diaries of their everyday lives. As part...

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Young, black, middle-class and unemployed

by: Fatima Mathivha - 9 June 2015

Young, black, middle-class and unemployed

For most of my life I grew up thinking that if you made it into the middle-class, that’s it. You’ve made the cut. Life is easy. And if I ever had a doubt about it, I would quickly be reassured by another story glorifying the “rise of the black middle-class” and touting their successes. I...

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’76 vs. 2014

by: Bobontle Mopeloa - 23 June 2014

’76 vs. 2014

On Monday the 16th celebrations which honoured the class of ’76, who fought and died for their liberation and profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in South Africa. The youth of 1976’s demand was for the removal of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction and the reformation of the Bantu Education system – which was designed...

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Hector who?

by: Guest Contributor - 18 June 2014

Hector who?

When you were taking a long leisurely sleep on Youth Day, did you take the time to remember those who will never wake? “I was out,” said Jeffrey Roro who claims to be a member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). By “out” he actually means he was drunk. While his celebratory methods might be...

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THE DEVIL IN THE DETAIL: A YOUTH DAY REFLECTION

by: Johannesburg Contributor - 17 June 2014

THE DEVIL IN THE DETAIL: A YOUTH DAY REFLECTION

by Makale Ngwenya 17 June 2014, the morning after the night before is usually accompanied by some form of disappointment and regret. Here the regret and disappointed is concerned with the lack of understanding our government clearly displays about the problem of youth unemployment. This is evidenced by HE Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s key note...

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