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17 June 2014
June 16 A backward glance with a view to the future

June 16: A backward glance with a view to the future

The exhibition and a commemorative event bring into focus the power of youth activism.  The struggles of South African students for freedom, human rights and equal education are highlighted and celebrated.  In this year of 20 years of democracy, it is fitting to reflect on the progress towards achieving the dreams and aspirations of the youth who fought in the 70’s and 80’s.  What challenges remain in terms of youth development?

DATE: 17th June 2014

TIME: 12h50 – 14h00VENUE: Library Atrium, LEVEL 5 - UWC Main Library


12h50 – 13h00Guests look over the exhibition

13h00 – 13h05The Library Director:  Ms P.P. Ntshuntshe-Matshaya

Welcome & Introduction   

13h05 – 13h15Mr Keith Gottschalk : Newspaper clippings & A backward a glance

13h15 – 13h35Dr Simphiwe Sesanti (Journalist & Political analyst) putting June 16 and student struggles into context: current youth problems

13h35 – 13h55Dr Joy Papier (Institiute for Post School Studies) Briefing on youth development policies. What is UWC doing.

13h55 – 14h00Nabisa Mbali : Closing & invitation to contribute to the commemoration wall