What does it mean to be a young person living in South Africa, today?

What do the lives of young people tell us about the varied experiences of being young in South Africa today – 28 years into democracy?

Join the Fort Hare Autumn School Alumni Network for their second youth month dialogue on 23 June 2022 for a dialogue on ‘What does it mean to be young in South Africa today?’.

Young people bear the brunt of the socio-economic crisis in South Africa. Of the nearly 8 million unemployed people, more than two-thirds are young people between the ages of 15-24 years of age. Over 8 million people who are neither in employment, education or training are under 35 years of age. This tenuous place occupied by young people has been described in some contexts as "weight-hood" - a space between hope and curtailed aspirations.

Date: 23 June 2022
Time: 14:00-16:00
Platform: Zoom
RSVP: Nomfundo.Tshabalala(at)fes.de for zoom link
RSVP deadline: 20 June 2022

In this virtual dialogue, we will hear from young people located in four different paths – a platform worker, feminist activist, a young unemployed person and a young ward councilor. At the core of the discussion is the question: what do the lives of four young people tell us about the varied experiences of being young in South Africa today – 28 years into democracy?

In the follow up to the event we will be running a campaign social media campaign, we therefore invite you to share with us your reflections on the question "What does it mean to be a young person in SA today?" Please include a picture of yourself with your submission to agness.munthali(at)fes.de.

 

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 
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Johannesburg

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