The story is told over and over again, but as time passes, perspectives change. Michael Flax and Simphiwe Petros speak to 10 influential young South Africans to see what they feel about our beloved country and the needs of the current youth. #MyJune16 is a journey of exploration and understanding...

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Miss Earth 2015, Carla Viktor and Ukhozi FM DJ, AJ Mafokate share how the youth of South Africa can navigate a way forward. Do we have what it takes to build that future? We need to stop beating around the bush and attack the issues head on. AJ’s long time kwaito sensation father, Arthur Mafokate’s international hit ‘Don’t call me Kaffir’ is also discussed as one of the intentional messages to advocate change.

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“When you start with the youth, that’s when the change begins”, says Alex Caige from Highveld 94.7. If we opened our eyes to the impact behind social media platforms and its influence, the blind leadership of our country will be eradicated.

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Comedian Lazola Gola provides a lighthearted perspective on June 16 and its relevance on the youth of 2016. Sharing on the “sexiness” of #FeesMustFall, doing our part in raising awareness to some of the injustices faced, along with the power and influence to create change.

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Kriya Gangiah from Jacaranda FM unshackles the reality of the crippling mentality that has taken over the millennial society because we are not entitled to anything.

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DaKruk from Yfm and artist Lee Roy Wright tackle ‘Taking Ownership’, amplified by DaKruk’s journey when he had to ‘bite the bullet’ in his younger years. He shares why he decided to work towards paying his own fees and thriving to put both his mother and brother through their studies to acquire degrees of their own.

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European history takes preference over South African history… why? Television presenter Chanley Wong poses: “How do we move forward without knowing our own history?”

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What are the greatest fears that hold us back as the youth? Tebogo Ditshego and Zareef Minty speak about the contrast between the youth of 1976 vs 2016, and the various opportunities that are out there today. Tebogo states how “we need to be more resourceful in our current conditions and just pursue your idea without hesitation”.

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