Mashatile to address Youth Day commemorations in Polokwane

Mashatile to address Youth Day commemorations in Polokwane

Deputy President Paul Mashatile is expected to deliver a keynote address at the official Youth Day commemoration at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Sunday.

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This year marks 48 years since the events of June 16, 1976, when the young people of Soweto and other parts of the country rose up against the inequality of Bantu education. 

While Mashatile is set to reflect on the impact of the Soweto uprising, he is also expected to address issues affecting young people since the advent of democracy in 1994. 

"Government, working together with all relevant stakeholders, will continue to promote initiatives aimed at improving the physical and mental well-being of young peoples; address the challenge of substance abuse, crime, and gender-based violence; promote academic excellence and economic participation as well as improve efforts to strengthen solidarity and social cohesion amongst the youth,” said the Presidency’s Sam Bopape. 

"The commemoration will, in this regard, include an expo which will showcase opportunities relating to skills training, leadership, bursaries, careers and entrepreneurship, and it will be marked by a wide range of activities.”

Mashatile will be accompanied by several ministers and the newly elected premier of Limpopo, Dr. Phophi Ramathuba.


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