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British Council 

Next Generation South Africa

Over the past few years South Africa has witnessed fierce struggles waged by and among multiple communities. We have seen dramatic images of students pitted against universities demanding that #FeesMustFall, as well as of young people participating in service delivery protests and in marches for jobs. The Next Generation South Africa research – focusing on South Africans between the ages of 15 and 34 – aims to provide a window into their world.


Carmel Marock

Candice Harrison-Train

About Next Generation

Next Generation is a global research programme initiated in countries that are experiencing a period of significant change, with the purpose of ensuring that young people’s voices are heard and their interests properly represented in decisions that will have lasting implications for their lives.

The research projects examine young people’s views around education, employment and lifestyle, as well as uncovering their hopes and fears for their country, their degree of international engagement and views on the wider world, and the values and beliefs that affect their lives.

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