Virtual Youth Day celebration with Adv Thuli Madonsela

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In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the university has decided to honour the Youth of 1976 by hosting a virtual Youth Day celebration, with Advocate Thuli Madonsela as the guest speaker. The event is a first for the university and is organised by the Student Affairs Division in partnership with Institutional Advancement.

The event be flighted on the university YouTube channel and video clips will be shared on the university’s website and all social media platforms on 30 June.

The theme of the event is: The Role of Young People in Re-imagining a Better South Africa.

Student Developer, Mr Wandisile Mdepa said the programme intends to make a clarion call to the youth of today, especially students, to add their voice in shaping the country.

“South Africa needs a calibre of young people who are able to appreciate the difficult road that has been traveled thus far and who wish to chart a new way forward towards a better future. This is a call to all young people to realise that aimless violence and destruction will not build a better South Africa.  Re-imagining and engagement is the current form of struggle,” explained Mdepa.

In addition to Prof Thuli Madonsela,  UFH participants will include the Dean of Students - Mr Malinge Gqeba,   Vice-Chancellor - Professor Sakhela Buhlungu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor -  Prof Renuka Vithal and the Interim SRC President – Mr Siphiwo Ngcenge.