About Next Generation

The Next Generation series focuses on the attitudes and aspirations of young people, and the policies and conditions that support them in becoming creative, fulfilled and active citizens. This includes exploring their views on education and employment, their daily lives and networks, their hopes and fears for their country, their degree of international engagement and views on the wider world, and the values and beliefs that drive them. Research is 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.

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.

Click on the download below to read the Next Generation South Africa report.