Cel­e­bra­tions and con­certs

Post - - NEWS - ARUSHAN NAIDOO

YOUTH Day serves an an­nual re­minder to the peo­ple of South Africa to hon­our the con­tri­bu­tion our brave youth have made to win­ning free­dom for all.

An ar­ray of cel­e­bra­tions, con­certs and char­ity drives are on the agenda this week­end as ci­ti­zens look to brighten the lives of our youth.

The main fo­cus of Youth Day is of­ten on to the events of 1976 in Soweto; how­ever it is known that stu­dents across the na­tion par­tic­i­pated in the up­ris­ing.

The Chatsworth com­mu­nity will cel­e­brate one of its great heroes, Lenny Naidu, this Satur­day at 10.30am at the Bayview Com­mu­nity Hall.

This year marks 30 years since Naidu was mur­dered by apartheid death squads who were hunt­ing down ac­tivists in neigh­bour­ing coun­tries. His com­rades formed the Lenny Naidu De­vel­op­ment In­sti­tute as a trib­ute to him and the free­dom fight­ers who were part of the Golela 9 killed in 1988.

So­cial run­ners and fit­ness freaks from across Dur­ban will set their marks at the Moses Mab­hida Sta­dium for the fourth Ntenga Foun­da­tion Char­ity Run-Walk this Satur­day. The Ntenga Foun­da­tion is a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion and all funds raised from the event will go to­wards pro­vid­ing new school shoes for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren in KwaZu­luNatal.

The race will start at 7am and end at 9am. The fin­ish line is at uShaka Ma­rine World. The en­trance fee is R120 for both the 5km and 10km dis­tances. En­trance is in­clu­sive of ad­mis­sion into uShaka Ma­rine World’s Wet ‘n Wild.

The Im­bumba Fi­esta makes its way to Bul­wer Park, Glen­wood on Satur­day. Im­bumba is a Zulu phrase and trans­lates to, “united to­gether in one har­mony”.

The fi­esta en­tails a win­ter-themed mar­ket with a set up of var­i­ous stalls, stands, an open con­cert. The mar­ket in­tends to show­case lo­cal ar­ti­sans, sup­port un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren and con­vey a mes­sage of unity to par­tic­i­pants, sim­i­larly to Im­bumba. There will be a park clean-up at 8am, be­fore the mar­ket, which is a cre­ative way to get in­volved in En­vi­ron­ment Month.

En­trance is free and be sure not to miss the eThekwini Depart­ment of Parks and Recre­ation’s ex­hibit of indige­nous plants.

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