YOUTH IN SOUTH AFRICA, agency, (in)visibility and national development

: De Lannoy (A.), Langa (M.) & Brooks (H.) eds.

R 340.00
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455pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2021


Contributions include:

"Introduction - Waithood, ambiguous agency and young people in South Africa: Reflections on policies and realities" by Ariane De Lannoy and Malose Langa

"Perpetuating invisibility: Organised politics and alternative spaces in post-1994 youth politics" by Heidi Brooks and Njabulo Zwane

"#FeesMustFall and its unfortunate return to a silent revolution" by Rekgotsofetse Chikane

"South Africa's high youth unemployment: Structural features and current responses" by Lauren Graham and Cecil Mlatsheni

"Youth in the time of a global pandemic: An analysis of recent data on young people's experiences during COVID-19" by Gibson Mudiriza, Ariane De Lannoy and Youth Capital

"Supporting pathways into higher education for low-income youth" Lessons from a youth-led non-profit organisation" by Mikateko Mathebula and Mukovhe Masutha

"Identity formation and challenging stereotypes: gender, sexuality and political identities" by Jamil F. Khan, Peace Kiguwa and Malose Langa

"Historical trauma and structure in violence against and by young men" by Kopano Ratele, Shahnaaz Suffla, Lu-Anne Swart and Nick Malherbe.

Heidi Brooks is Senior Researcher in the Humanity Faculty at MISTRA and Senior Research Associate of the Centre for Social Change at the University of Johannesburg. She is the author of The African National Congress and Participatory Democracy: From people's power to public policy (2020).

Ariane De Lannoy is Associate Professor and Chief Researcher at the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town. She is co-author with Katherine Newman of After Freedom: The rise of the new generation in post-apartheid South Africa (2014). 

Malose Langa is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in the School of Community and Human Development, Department of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand, and Associate Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Recompilation. He is the author of Becoming Men: Black masculinities in a South African township (2020).