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Celebrate Youth Day with Iziko Museums of South Africa


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The year 2021 marks 45 years since the June 16 student uprising of 1976. The commemoration of June 16, Youth Day aims to honour and celebrate all those who died and suffered during the protest – fighting for freedom and the right to equal education. This year Youth Month is celebrated under the theme: The Year of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke: Growing youth employment for an inclusive and transformed society.

Join Iziko Museums of South Africa on Wednesday, 16 June 2021 for a virtual public discussion in commemoration of Youth Day, titled The Role of Youth in shaping the socio-economic and cultural landscape. This discussion features presentations by Seth Mazibuko, Derecka Purnell, Busiswa Catherine Seabe, Nailah James, and Judge Dhayanithie Pillay. This virtual event will also include a poetic performance by Storme Luddy from Claremont High School, titled: For the titans of circumstance.

The Youth Day virtual public discussion will be hosted via Zoom and streamed on Facebook live, the programme will run from 11h00 until 12h30. 

Register here: to participate!

This Youth Day, on Wednesday 16 June, explore selected Iziko Museums for *FREE! This includes the Iziko South African Museum, the Iziko South African National Gallery, the Iziko Slave Lodge, the Iziko Bo Kaap Museum and the Iziko Maritime Centre. 

When visiting the Museums, your health and safety, and that of our staff, is of utmost importance. Please note that there are Covid-19 protocols in place to ensure the safety of both staff and visitors; we thank you for all your efforts in maintaining social distancing to keep both yourself and us safe.


Issued by: Zikhona Jafta
Communications Assistant: Iziko Museums of South Africa
Telephone: 021 481 3838 Email: 
Issued on behalf of the Office of the CEO, Iziko Museums of South Africa

About Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko)
Iziko operates 11 national museums, the Planetarium and Digital Dome, the Social History Centre and three collection‑specific libraries in Cape Town.  The museums that make up Iziko have their own history and character, presenting extensive art, social and natural history collections that reflect our diverse African heritage.  Iziko is a public entity and public benefit organisation that brings together these museums under a single governance and leadership structure.  The organisation allows *free access to all individuals on commemorative days, (*excluding the Castle of Good Hope, Groot Constantia and Planetarium and Digital Dome). Visit our webpage at, join our online community on Facebook (, Instagram (@izikomuseumssa) or follow us on Twitter (@Iziko_Museums) for regular updates on events, news and new exhibitions.

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Please be advised that all Iziko Museums of South Africa will be closed to the public on Election Day,  Wednesday, 29 May 2024.