#YouthStandUp has wrapped and those standing up and making their voices heard were chosen as winners and will receive their prizes shortly courtesy of Vodacom NXT LVL
Lawrence van der Berg
Grand Prize Winner: Hannah Davids
Each winner receives a Vodacom NXT LVL hamper to the value of R2000 which includes
• 1 x NXT LVL drawstring bags
• 1 x Vodacom earphones
• 1 X USB
• 1 x NXT LVL metal festival water bottle
• 1 x R500 Sportscene voucher
• 1 x R550 airtime voucher
• 100GB Vodacom Data (Grand Prize Winner Only)
Winning Entry by Hannah Davids
You see, it’s hard to be “in-between”
to be a “mixed-race”
to be a part of a culture that was displaced.
But my dad worked for me
so I can be where I am.
A “white” education ?
I don’t think you understand.
I love my roots -
as kroes as it is
and I love being plat -
so I’ll speak as I please.
But this “white” education,
like you like to call it,
takes nothing away from what’s important.
I can’t relate to some because I’m not black
and I have to speak “proper” to get a call back.
I sukkel for a scholarship
or financial aid
because coloureds weren’t as oppressed
back in the day.
So tell me now,
while I roll my R’s
why there’s a problem with my family driving nice cars?
So it’s tough to fit in
when your skin is so mixed
when your hair is “too straight”
or it’s just not “fixed”
I’ll raise my voice for my identity that’s been parted
So that my coloured culture,
won’t be disregarded.
Your ouma had to leave the home that she knew
and dreamt of being in the same position as you.
So don’t stress about “fitting in”
or not having a place
The dreams of your ma is all over your coloured face.