June 16 is one of the most important days in the historical calendar of South Africa, as it dedicated to honour the courageous sacrifices made by the youth of 1976. It remains an unforgettable memory, as most young and vibrant South Africans took to the streets to fight for a better future for generations to come.
In commemoration of this historic day, gsport caught up with a number of South African women, some who paved – and others still paving – the way for the younger generation, and they shared messages for youthful women of this diverse rainbow nation:
“We need each other to grow as women” – Mbali Gamede – Soweto TV and Touch HD presenter
“We need to start believing in ourselves, we are actually bigger than we think. We need to stop competing against each other as women as especially in an industry where it is already perceived as the ‘men’s world’,” said Gamede. “There are seemingly limited opportunities and, it is up to us to create more and we need each other as women to grow. We’ve got to lead and set a good example for other young women. We must also make God the centre of everything and continue praying for our success”.
“Take opportunities and keep breaking boundaries” – Simphiwe Dludlu, SA U20 Women’s Football Head Coach
“As we celebrate youth day it is a reminder that we should enjoy the freedom of independence. We must be accountable of our actions, take the time to drive our paths in the right direction,” said Dludlu. “Take opportunities and keep breaking boundaries. Never back down from challenges and face them straight head on. Remember to always find time to help others and enjoy adding value to society. Happy Youth Day.”
“And remember, hard work will always be rewarded.” – Motshidisi Mohono, Supersport and Vision View Sport Radio presenter
Keep walking the path towards your dreams, and don’t be afraid to take the road less travelled. Always be yourself – YOU are the best version of You,” said Mohono. “Have confidence in your abilities! And remember, hard work will always be rewarded. You don’t have to take shortcuts; your talent and your knowledge will always shine through.”
gsport would like to wish the Youth of South Africa and its young women, a happy Youth Day.
Photo Caption: In commemoration of Youth Day, gsport recently caught with a few women in sport who have special messages for the young women in South Africa. Photo: Supplied