Ahead of Youth Day, the Ethekwini Municipality Community Participation and Action Support Unit held a Youth Empowerment Programme at Curries Fountain. The programme also aimed to commemorate the Soweto uprising. The event was held on Saturday 14 June 2014. The aim of the event was to recognise the role of youth in the liberation of South Africa from the Apartheid regime. The attendees were presented with the opportunity to reflect on the milestones in our democracy and the strides made in the past 20 years in youth development. The event was attended by more than 2000 youth. Mayor of Ethekwini Municipality, James Nxumalo addressed the youth of the day to encourage and motivate them to strive to achieve more.