Diepsloot Youth: A Quest for Safe Spaces and Opportunities to Earn a Living

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Diepsloot Youth: A Quest for Safe Spaces and Opportunities to Earn a Living – Resources

Organisation/Publisher

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

Author(s)

Dr Tinashe Pfigu

Publication date

03 Feb 2014

Uploaded on

30 Apr 2015

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Description

Literature reveals intriguing twist and turns associated with youth culture, identity, leisure activities, career choices and transition into adulthood. The short research, upon which this article is based, shows the often paradoxical nature of lives of impoverished youth in low-income communities, manifest in the many and varied decisions they make. These decisions take the form of looking for jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities to help put food on the table, talking and writing about their experiences, choosing how and when to partake in creational activities that keep them out of trouble, being hopeful or living in despair, or keeping to succumb to drugs or engage in delinquent or criminal activities.