SA youth must embrace new revolution
Colour blocking is a fashion trend in which an array of bold hues are combined into one outfit.
Black and white are not factors in the trend, and young people seem to have embraced these clothing itemswith open hearts and minds.
Since fashion has evolved to such an extent, why can't we - especially our youth, our future leaders - do the same?
The youth of 1976 stood up against unjust laws and fought for future generations.
Why can the youth from every race not join hands now to celebrate these privileges and embrace equality?
If we are stuck in old ideas, we'll never embrace the rich cultural diversity our land offers. We'll not honour our fallen heroes of 1976.
My wish is for the youth to leave behind racial tendencies.
We need to realise that this country is a palette of different colours and it is up to us, as the artists, to paint a beautiful picture on the world's canvas .
It is up to the youth to create a vibrant and dynamic nation, starting now, to end the destructive cycle of poverty and illiteracy and to eliminate the ugly, crooked finger of apartheid that is still poking our nation.
Let us empower ourselves with the education that was fought for in 1976 and stop depending on others.
Let us realise our true potential and join hands in raising the South African flag high. Let us have a colour-blocking mindset and love ourselves enough to see that this country is ours and we have the power to change it.
This Youth Day I would like to appeal to the nation to approach the future with a colour-blocking mentality - to open their eyes and see that, since fashion has evolved, so should we.
Colour blocking is a revolution that we should apply to our daily lives, fashionwise and otherwise. -