Celebrate Youth Day At These Events

Youth Day holds great significance in the history of South Africa and continues to be a day of commemoration, sharing and learning. We’ve rounded up the most engaging and relevant events taking place on the day.

Youth Day

Visit Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum

Date: 16 June 2018 (Open from Mon – Sat, 10:00 – 17:00)

Youth Day is the perfect day to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 16 June 1976 by visiting The Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum situated in Orlando West, Soweto. The grounds are so significant because it is the site where the young Hector Pieterson was shot and killed and many other school children wounded after police opened fire on their protest march. Round up a group of your friends and head to the museum to spend the day learning about the significance of June 16. Contact 011 536 0611, entrance is R 30 per person

Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum

Sarafina The Broadway Hit Musical at Joburg Theatre

Date: Thursday, 14 June 2018 – Sunday, 24 June 2018

Sarafina The Broadway Hit Musical is a moving and historically relevant production that should be seen by all South Africans. Based on the film featuring Whoopi Goldberg, the musical, directed by Dr Mbongeni Ngema, is an emotional flashback to the student uprising during apartheid. Tickets are R 150 – R 500 per person, get yours on this website. Contact 0861 670 670 for more information.


Youth Day Debate At The Apartheid Museum

Date: Saturday, 16 June 2018 between 14:00 – 15:00

We did say that we’re giving you all the best events for Youth Day, right? Well, here’s yet another amazing one aimed at generating discussion around the Fallist movement. Be sure to join in The Youth Day Debate and have your voice heard. Call 011 309 4700 or email info@apartheidmuseum.org to attend.

Hear Yee! Recording Studios 7th Birthday

Date: Saturday, 16 June 2018 at 14:00 – 02:00

Join in at the Hear Yee! Recording Studios 7th Birthday where there will be a bunch of super-awesome bands and amazing DJs celebrating Youth Day. All proceeds raised from this event will go towards supporting children born deaf. Tickets are R90 per person on Quicket. Visit their Facebook page or go to this website for more information.

Hear Yee! Recording Studios 7th Birthday

Youth Day 8km Picnic Hike

Date: Saturday, 16 June 2018 from 07:30 – 12:00

Feeling a bit adventurous this Youth Day? The Youth Day 8km Picnic Hike is an 8km hike of steep climbs and descents and one river crossing. After the trek you will enjoy a picnic braai and commemoration for the fallen heroes and heroines of June 16 to celebrate their bravery and commitment to the struggle. Head on over to the Klipriviersberg nature reserve for all the fun.

Youth Day 8km Picnic Hike

June 16 History Celebration

Date: Saturday, 16 June 2018 at 12:00

The June 16 History Celebration event taking place at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers is a great way to celebrate Youth Day with your peers. Expect live performances, speakers, authors, entrepreneurs and, of course, food and comedy. Everyone is welcome and make sure you wear your uniform in solidarity with the youth of 1976. Contact 011 936 3444 or email lebo@sowetobackpackers.com to make a booking.

Dine With Soweto – The Youth Gathering at Vilakazi Street

Date: Saturday, 16 June 2018 at 15:00 – 18:00

Bring along your friends and colleagues for a relaxed and informative evening to share experiences and meet new people. Dine with Soweto is a platform for conversation to bridge the gap between townships and cities. Tickets cost R 250 per person – get yours on Quicket or call 065 926 0543. 

Dine With Soweto The Youth Gathering

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