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The City of Cape Town will this week celebrate Youth Day, which falls on Thursday 16 June 2016, with a wide range of events and activities to commemorate the role the youth played during the 1976 Soweto Uprising.

Youth Day is also about celebrating the important role of the youth in building a vibrant society and contributing towards the diversity of our city.

Various City of Cape Town departments, together with members of the community, will participate. All media are welcome to attend.

Transport for Cape Town

On Youth Day, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron, will hand out about 8 000 whistles to young commuters at the MyCiTi station inReygersdal Drive in Atlantis at 10:30

The whistle handout is part of the City’s focus on the safety of women and girls in Atlantis. In 2014 the City partnered with the United Nations in a Women Safe Cities Initiative with the Atlantis community as the focus point.

Community Services

On Tuesday 14 May 2016, the City’s Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department will host a sporting event at the Valhalla Skate Park. The event will start at 14:00 and the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Special Projects, Alderman Belinda Walker, will be in attendance. The City of Cape Town has partnered with Indigo skating to run skateboarding programmes.

A Youth Day greening event will take place at Joe Slovo Park, PW55 Road in Langa on Wednesday 15 June  2016, starting at 09:00.

Tourism, Events and Economic Development

The last instalment of the Infecting the City Sessions for 2016 will be held in Washington Street, between Mendi Avenue and Jungle Walk, Langa on 16 June 2016 at 12:00.

The afternoon will feature silent installations and exuberant performances, and everything else in between. The Langa-based African Dance Theatre will enthral all with their dance performance ‘Pantsula San’, while ‘The Portrait’ is a thought-provoking performance that will use their rhythm and rhyme to rivet viewers.

Junior City Council

The City’s Junior City Council will celebrate Youth Day on Thursday 16 June 2016 with fun activities and performances. The following subcouncils will participate and host festivities on the day:

Event Description Date Time Venue  
1 Open-air show Live music performances, guest speakers, games and activities 16 June 10:00 John Ramsay High School, Bishop Lavis  
3 Youth fun day Awareness about Youth Day and competitions 16 June 15:00 St George’s Home for Girls, Wynberg  
4 Youth Day event Collaborating with the Amy Biehl Foundation 16 June 14:00 Bhongolethu Primary School, Brown’s Farm, Philippi  
5 Awareness day Hosting a party for underprivileged children at Kids of Good Hope 16 June 13:00 Kids of Hope, Sir Lowry’s Pass  
6 Visiting an orphanage Fun day with the orphans 17 June 11:00 Camps Bay sports field  
7 Visiting Red Cross Children’s Hospital Fun day for sick children in association with the Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association 16 June 10:00 Red Cross Children’s Hospital  
8 Show at Isilemela Comprehensive School Show about youth awareness 17 June 13:00 Isilemela Comprehensive School, Langa
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