Every year on 16 June South Africa commemorates the 1976 Soweto uprising to pay tribute to learners who stood up against the apartheid government. Observed as a public holiday, the day serves as a reminder that young people in the country were at the forefront of our struggle. It also provides us with an opportunity to take stock of the strides we have made in addressing issues facing the youth. The class of 1976 played a key role in our struggle – let’s preserve their legacy. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Municipality is a better place to live in after 25 years of freedom, together we can build on the achievements of the past 25 years. Education is power: it can change lives, let us make education fashionable. Our youth must gain the right skills to grow the economy.