In commemoration of Youth Day and the courage and sacrifice of the Soweto Uprising, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation will host its inaugural Youth Day Parade which calls for justice and change for the lives of young people. 

The parade will take place on June 16 starting at 10:30am from Loftus Stadium. It will end at the seat of government, the Union Buildings, where a memorandum will be handed over. 

The youth, joined by a wide range of over 60 organisations and individuals across society will take to the streets of Pretoria to highlight their aspirations for a country that gives its youth a better life.

We need your support to implement and make the Youth Day Parade For Justice and Change a success. 

Your donation will help us to secure enough buses to transport the young people from their communities, to the parade and back home safely. We expect to have a minimum of 1000 young people present rallying behind the issues of rising youth unemployment, gender-based violence, climate change and crime amongst others. 

Any contribution towards this goal would be greatly appreciated and will go a long way in uniting young people to demand effective change.

To make an EFT donation, please use the following details:
Account name: Ahmed Kathrada Foundation TrustBank: ABSA name
Branch: Lenasia
Account number: 4072797524
Branch code: 632005
Swift code: ABSAZAJJ
Site code: 8144
Reference: Youth Parade

You can also make your donation through our online crowdfunding page on BackABuddy by clicking here.

Alternative ways of showing support

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation will also host a one-night only fundraising production at the Theatre On The Square in Sandton by social justice activist and playwright Mike van Graan. Tickets for the theatre productions will be sold at R200 and all the proceeds will go towards the Youth Day Parade for Justice and Change.

The New Abnormal, scathingly humorous commentary about South Africa’s pandemics both real and metaphorical and Country Duty which highlights the many trials and few triumphs of the country’s heroic whistleblowers, will premiere at Sandton’s Theatre on the Square as a double-header.

The details for The New Abnormal and Country Duty are as follows:
When: Friday, 10 June 2022
Time: 19h00 for 19h30
Where: Theatre on the Square, Nelson Mandela Square
Price: R200

We appeal to you to support this fundraising initiative. Once payment has been made, please email the proof of payment to to reserve your ticket. We would also encourage you to produce your proof of payment at the door. 



General enquiries:
Tel: +27 (0)11 854 0082
Fax: +27 (0)11 852 8786

Media enquiries:
Tel: +27 (0)78 547 4981

Youth enquiries:


Signet Terrace Office Park,
Block B, Suite 2
19 Guinea-Fowl Street
Lenasia, Gauteng, 1827
South Africa

P.O. Box 10621
Lenasia, Gauteng, 1820
South Africa


In pursuing its core objective
of deepening non-racialism,
the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

Promote the values, rights
and principles enshrined in the
Freedom Charter and the
Constitution of the
Republic of South Africa;

Collect, record, promote and
display, through historical
artefacts and contemporary


Contact Us