June 12, 2017 1:06 pm
Tags: andile, arise, author, performer, youth
Categorised in: Politics
Youth Month 2017: Theme: “The year of OR Tambo: Advancing Youth Economic Empowerment”
June is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa, with a specific focus on 16 June, which is also known as Youth Day. Youth Month pays tribute to the school pupils who lost their lives during the 16 June 1976 uprising in Soweto.
This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Soweto uprisings.
Andile Cele (performer/author) was the 2016 recipient of the Inaugural Kraak Writing Grant from the Jacana Literary Foundation.
She is currently busy with her debut novel titled “A Quiet Resistance” and truly believes in the potential of the next generation. #YouthArise