What Youth Day means to YOU?

June 16 – Youth Day – Soweto Uprising – Hector Pietersen – Bantu Education… You may be thinking, it's 2016 so what's this got to do with me?

June 16, commemorated annually as National Youth Day, is about honouring the bravery of thousands of Soweto schoolchildren on a day that changed the course of South Africa's history and gave us the freedoms we have today.

Today, YOU are free to go where YOU want, to be friends with whom YOU choose, to attend the schools and universities that YOU want and to learn in a language that YOU are comfortable with. YOU can voice YOUR opinions and make sure YOU are heard. YOU have access to the news, internet and social media that keep YOU updated and give YOU the platform to express YOUR thoughts and opinions. YOU have the power and freedom to connect and make a difference.

So during Youth Month, take some time to look back at how far we have come and celebrate young people.

Tell us in the comments section below, what does Youth Day mean to YOU? Use the month to remember the power of YOU; connect and make a difference!

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B-Wise User Anonymous 19 June 2020 21:48

Are teenagers allowed to have maybe holiday jobs for extra income here in SA

B-Wise Expert Expert 22 June 2020 14:36


Labour laws say that a child under the age of 15 cannot work. If you are between ages 15 to 18 then there are certain jobs you can do.

B-Wise User Anonymous 14 June 2020 19:51

Do I have a right to do what ever I like

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 June 2020 12:07


You have the right to do what you like but it is your responsibility to make sure that you respect the people around you and not harm yourself or anyone else

B-Wise User Ghoutjo 26 May 2020 14:23

Do I have thee right to be home schooled and not learn at school

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 May 2020 18:52


You have the right to an education. How it happens is something you need to discuss with your parents 

B-Wise User Sduduzo97 21 March 2019 00:52

Youth day means: â?¢ I have a right to vote. â?¢ I have a right to get any eeducation I want.

B-Wise User Anonymous 15 November 2018 12:56

Hi I've been having problems with my vagina ever since the beginning of the current year, it has this unusual discharge, it doesn't smell awful,it stays on the corners of my vagina I can only see it if I stick my finger in my vagina and the discharge look like an egg white that was boiled but not well done. I've gone to the clinic 3 times and was told I have STI and they gave me treatment in all cases my partner did go as well and they gave him the treatment. The problem is that the discharge still the same and it never went away and when I tried to explain to the nurse in the clinic the third time I went there but she kept saying it still STI but by that time me and my partner had broken up and not having sex with anyone and was given treatment again but still did not work, I'm so tired of going there and be told the same thing and still don't get cured , I'm slowly losing hope and I know this might affect my fertility if it's something serious, what could this be?? Cancer maybe? Or herpes?? Please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 November 2018 12:54

Hi there, If the discharge is not smelling, then it is most likely a normal discharge which happens when a woman is fertile, so at the time of ovulation. If you noticed it in the middle of your monthly period cycle, between two periods, and it comes and goes each month, this is the most likely. If there is no pain in your lower tummy, burning when peeing, itching, or any sores and lumps on or around your vagina, then it is probably not an infection. However, it’s hard to say for sure without an examination. It’s probably a good idea for a nurse or doctor to do a genital exam if they haven’t before and if the discharge is there all the time and never goes away, it would also be a good idea for them to test for infection and/or do a Pap smear. Try to avoid using your finger to explore inside your vagina, and make sure not to wash inside or use douche, because this can upset the normal healthy balance of germs that live on the vaginal lining – this can sometimes cause a change in discharge too. If your partner has also been treated then an STI is less likely, especially since you are no longer with your partner. But it’s always a good idea to go for an HIV test, as you have been at risk of an STI, and if you get a new partner it’s important to always use condoms and contraception. You can find and rate your local clinic here