SOUTH AFRICA AND NIGERIA’s UNITY A PRIORITY TO ADVANCING THE YOUTH
The month of June stands critical to both Africa’s leading Nations with South Africa commemorating June 16 as Youth Day and a historical day that saw a demonstration and protest by the black South African school children, Class of 1976 to challenge the apartheid system that forced them to have the Afrikaans language as their medium of instruction.
While Nigeria commemorates June 12th as Democracy Day also a historical day that brings to and end the military rule and transitions Nigeria to its first democratic society in 1991. This day was formerly commemorated on May 29th and 2021 signifies its first celebration on June 12th.
It is in the spirit of propelling Africa’s youth forward on common struggles that Southgerian Lifestyle a division of Mmadipotwana Media, a South African media fraternity hosted a livestream on June 16th titled “Our Youth Our Future”.
This was hosted live on Instagram and Facebook in partnership with the National Association of Nigerian Students South Africa to commemorate both SA’s June 16 and Nigeria’s June 12th with focus on creating platforms to have more interaction between South Africa and Nigerian Youth beyond these historical dates.
Moleboheng Matli the CEO & Executive Producer of Mmadipotwana Media and Editor-In-Chief of the Southgerian Lifestyle Magazine recently launched in SA’s Capital Pretoria and Nigeria’s Capital Abuja, says it will take intentional initiatives to actualize harmony between the two Nations.
What we have started with Charity Aigbekaen the President General of NANSSA marks the first steps of a journey worth taking for the youth of Africa to realize their rightful future, says Matli.
The time for African Solutions by Africans is now and there is no turning back if we wish to resuscitate “Ubuntu”, I am because you are”..