Youth Month at UCT

On 16 June 1976 more than a hundred children died at the hands of police in Soweto and approximately 92 in Cape Town while protesting against apartheid policies that led to the introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction. Commemorated as Youth Day in South Africa – a public holiday – the day went down in history as the ‘Soweto Uprising’ and honours the country’s young people who challenged the unjust education system. To celebrate Youth Month, the UCT News team have focused on young people’s creativity and achievements in a selection of news stories and pictures.




Listen to the news

The stories in this selection include an audio recording for your listening convenience.