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What is Bantu Education

Participation of Young People in Governance Processes in Africa
It was an apartheid system of education also known as gutter or inferior education passed through 1953 Bantu education Act and it was designed for black students to be laborers as opposed to quality education offered for white learners or students.
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The Effects of Intergenerational Poverty and Unemployment on South African Township Youth
Ndwakhulu Stephen Tshishonga (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9388-1.ch001
Young people throughout the world are an afterthought of policy and program interventions. In Africa, and particularly in third world nations, the irony of sloganizing youth as the cream or the future of the nation exists alongside tendencies and behaviors that impede their development towards being responsible and full citizens which rather aggravates youth underdevelopment and marginalization. It is an undisputed fact that young people have been the vanguard of liberatory struggles that resulted in dismantling colonialism and apartheid. On one hand, the chapter examines strategies adopted to overcome intergenerational poverty by using narratives (daily experiences of youth) of post-apartheid South Africa. On the other hand, the chapter highlights the uncertainties and frustrations of living in a democratic South Africa, with its failure to open up opportunities for their socio-economic growth, the apartheid discriminatory system, and survival.
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Democratic Citizenship Education in South Africa: Can We Trust Our Teachers?
The education system specifically for Blacks, introduced by the apartheid government of South Africa.
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