Youth Empowerment

As the PSA, we aim to consistently engage young people to encourage activism in support of Palestine. Tomorrow belongs to the youth who fight for it today.

Together with the PSA Youth League, we host events, workshops and festivities throughout the year, but heighten our activity during the month of June.

 June commemorates the Soweto youth uprisings of 1976 in South Africa.  It has become an integral month during which particular focus is placed on youth issues in South Africa.

Youth Activism

Young Leaders' Forum

The Palestine Solidarity Alliance, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Youth Activism Programme, and Amnesty International South Africa collaborated to host a full-day workshop for young activists at Constitution Hill.

The day began with a keynote address from Omhle Ntshingila, a #FeesMustFall student leader, and campaigns coordinator at Right2Protest. This set the tone for an inspiring and engaging day of workshops and discussions.

Several interactive sessions ran across the rest of the day. These developed activists and empowered them with skills and networks to strengthen their causes.

The day offered a safe, non-judgemental space for young people to express their ideas and concerns in a creative way.  These young leaders engaged in strategic and fruitful discussions which left us inspired, hopeful, and energised.

Palestine Radio Episodes

Our Palestine Radio podcast, in collaboration with Salaamedia, focused on the youth during the month of June. We interviewed young activists from Palestine and South Africa to gain deper understanding of the issues faced by young people today, and the causes they are struggling for.

Altaaf Adam

31 May 2022

Carmen Kishk

7 June 2022

Shaniaé Maharaj

14 June 2022

Faeeza Lok

21 June 2022

June 16 Youth Day Parade

The PSA supported the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in the Youth Day Parade at the Union Buildings.

The aim of the parade was to mobilise the youth to shape a more just future, in the spirit of the Class of ’76. The event was cosponsored by over 96 organisations across the country, and over 1500 young people were in attendance.

Demands were tabled for the government to account to its youth and do more to promote equality, employment, gender justice, and climate justice.

We look forward to strengthening this network and building a cadre of conscious, dedicated activists to push forward the struggle against injustice and inequality across the world.

School Workshops

The PSA regularly engage with school students, from primary to high school to spread awareness and engage the youth about the Palestinian struggle for liberation.

If you would like to help facilitate one of these workshops, or know of a school where we can build this programme, get in touch with us.