Win a Tour to Tanzania
Enter now! Closing 20 July 2016
The search for two young persons to write and popularise their essays is on! Simply write an essay of 800 words on the following topic: Looking at current day South Africa and Africa, Critically reflect on lessons learnt from the past youth activities. Give your understanding of the legitimacy of the current youth grievances and protests. How would you wish the youth to reposition themselves for the future and the role they can play in building a united Africa?
Use #SAtoTanzaniaTour when you post on the Facebook page of the National Heritage Council
The 8th Cultural Heritage, Educational and Liberation challenge by the SOMAFCO Trust is now open for entry on Facebook. The question is about historical legacies of the 1976 youth uprising, the struggles toward liberation and the development of the 1996 democratic constitution. We need to hear the views of young South Africans about their ambitions for the future in relation to foundation laid by the previous generations.
Theme: Repositioning the role and future of the Youth in Africa
The theme is focused on engaging an intergenerational conversation, through drawing links between acts of the past and today, to understand the culture that is being bred in South Africa and Africa through our institutions and civil engagements. Embedded in this conversation are all historical landmarks and people whom contributed to South Africa’s and Africa’s development. We look at individuals such O.R Tambo, Solomon Mahlangu, Mwalimu Nyerere, among other leaders in the movements. Some of the landmarks being commemorated in 2016 are 40th anniversary of the 1976 youth uprising, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the South Africa Democratic Constitution and the 60th anniversary of the Women’s March. This way we are looking into both our past and present, assessing current affairs with the understanding of where as a country and a continent we come from. In our efforts to preserve African heritage, whilst learning and growing from it, we learn from the inherited legacies of the past, to unpack those and to grant us the understanding for roads ahead, to entrench nation building. Tracing our steps allows us to create a consensual national identity based on the tenets that defines our society. Building our national identity, affords us the opportunity to better immerse ourselves in the African continent as a united front for development. Our heritage ranging from cultural, political and economic is an anchor that will propel us forward.
The year 2016 commemorates the 40th anniversary of the 1976 youth uprising, perfectly aligning with the 2014/2015 student and youth led movements such as the #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements. The cultural heritage venerated can thus be understood as united collaboration within and among young people brings about change pertinent to people’s lives. This culture heritage created, thus summons our greater consciousness in evaluating our country and the continent, assessing the culture’s being bred today for the foreseeable future.
Looking at current day South Africa and Africa, Critically reflect on lessons learnt from the past youth activities. Give your understanding of the legitimacy of the current youth grievances and protests. How would you wish the youth to reposition themselves for the future and the role they can play in building a united Africa?
• Each entry must answer in no longer than 800 words on Facebook.
• Use the hashtag #SAtoTanzaniaTour when you post your essay.
• 1 like = 1 point
• 1 comment = 0.5 a point
• Only one essay per entry will be allowed
• The two posts with the most points will win a trip to Tanzania. The winner will be announced on the NHC Facebook page two days after the competition closes – 22nd July 2016. The Facebook competition will start on the 20th June and close on the 20th July 2016.
• Don’t delay to post your essay
• Tag all your friends
• Post a reminder on your wall for your friends each morning
• Inbox and ask them to support you by liking your essay and posting comments about your views
• Ask your friends to like the pages of the National Heritage Council and SOMAFCO Trust
• Advice your friends to use the #SAtoTanzaniaTour
• Thank the friends who support you immediately
• To be eligible entrants must be between the ages 18 – 35 and hold a South African Passport.
• You must be able to travel from 4-10 December 2016 (The parties reserve the right to change the traveling dates)
• Further terms and conditions apply.
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