Message from the President: Youth Day

Dear Colleagues

Today we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Soweto student uprisings, part of the struggle against apartheid,  during which time many lives were lost.

Four decades later the efforts continue for social justice as evinced by recent student protests rallying for equality in access to education.

2013 statistics point out that a third of South Africans aged between 18 and 24 are not involved in any of the areas of employment, education or training.  We cannot allow this situation to continue.

LIASA is aligned with the National Development Plan 2030 that aims to address amongst others the above challenges. The Transformation Charter recognizes the roles of the LIS sector in this regard.

We truly believe the children and youth are our future and so ask: How are you embodying this value daily in your library and information services?  Show us using any of the communication channels how LIASA members are making a difference and in doing so, honouring the efforts of those who have made many sacrifices including giving their lives for a free and just South Africa.

Kind regards

Segametsi Molawa

LIASA President