An image for Youth Day

Every year on 16 June, South Africa commemorates the 1976 Soweto uprising . On this day, the nation honours the youth that rose up in protest against the discriminatory eductation system they were subject to under the Apartheid government. This heroic act came at a high price and many lost their lives at the hands of police.

Read more: 

- 16 and pregnant in SA

- iNumber Number on Mzansi Magic

DStv showcases the voice of the youth on channels like BET, Channel O, Mzansi Magic, VUZU, Trace Urban and MTV Base.

Watch the video below to see how these channels are honoring the class of 1976: