Hector Pieterson (1964 – 16 June 1976) became the iconic image of the 1976 Soweto uprising in apartheid South Africa when a news photograph by Sam Nzima of the dying Hector being carried by a fellow student, was published around the world. He was killed at the age of 12 when the police opened fire on protesting students. For years, June 16 stood as a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the apartheid government. Today, it is known as National Youth Day
Youth Day is a public holiday in South Africa, celebrated on 16 June 2014. It reminds South Africa the importance of its youth and brings across the message that “Soweto riots” should never happen again.
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Youth Day South Africa. CANSA’s Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) programme also provides support and care to: * children teens diagnosed with cancer and * support to children teens affected by cancer (who have a family member diagnosed with cancer) * support to parents, guardians and family members where a child has cancer