This paper examines the various areas of township youth's lives which have almost completely broken down, particularly family and schools. These areas of life are also the sites of violence which form a daily part of African youths' lives. The author argues that the traditional authority of parents and teachers no longer has the legitimacy that it once had and this leaves a huge gap in the lives of youths that desperately needs to be filled.
Youth and Political Violence
Monique Marks is a former Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.