You are invited to join us in commemorating Youth Month by attending the annual Sol Plaatje University (SPU) Youth Month Public Lecture, presented by Professor Jesmael Mataga, SPU Associate Professor: Heritage and Museum Studies.

The event takes place as follows:

Date: Friday, 24 June 2022

Time: 16h00 to 17h30

Format: Hybrid (face-to-face and streamed on the Official SPU Facebook page)

Venue: SPU Library Auditorium, Central Campus

Link to livestream:

The SPU Youth Month Public Lecture honours the contribution of the youth in the struggle for the liberation of South Africa, and this year commemorates 46 years since the 1976 student uprisings.

As part of the vision and mission of the University, the lecture aims to provide the SPU community with a platform to critically engage on the issues facing our country and society.

The event will centre around a keynote address coupled with interactions between an academic and student who will speak to the assigned theme – this year, focusing on the promotion of sustainable livelihoods and resilience among young people in order to create a better tomorrow.

Join us for a thought-provoking programme that tackles critical issues faced by the youth in our province and country. We welcome your active participation and look forward to your attendance as we engage on these fundamental social justice issues.