Identity crisis?: youth, social and political identity in South Africa
This paper aims to understand youth identity in South Africa since 1990 in order to engage the youth more actively in political activity. It illustrates the status of the youth and the challenges they currently face within the South African society, and provides an overview of some of the organisations that have been created to assist the youth, some of the ways in which they contribute to youth development and the consolidation of South Africas democracy, as well as their role in shaping youth identity. Youth participation in political activities and democracy and their voting patterns in the countys elections is also discussed.