HUCK takes a journey across the creative plains of new South Africa, eighteen years after the first free elections, and finds out how the next generation see their future. But it also brings me into contact with some of the most inspiring young talents. Right now, South Africa is a gold mine for commercial-free culture though that may well change when the big boys cotton on. But it was during the making of this book that I realised there was another story brewing here I wanted to explore. This can be a great thing — provided they have somewhere to channel their creative energy. So do they?
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South African Teens - The New Generation
The problem with teenage pregnancy in South Africa is also peculiar to the world at large. It also fertilizes ill-health and of course, poverty. Also, because of the challenges and trauma associated with teenage pregnancy, babies born to adolescent mothers are more likely to die than those born to women aged 20 to Babies born to teenage mothers are very likely to be exposed to long-term health issues, early childbearing increases health risks for mothers too. The following are the facts you should know about teenage Pregnancy in South Africa. This is so irrespective of the fact that most of them are teenage boys and are not ready for fatherhood. The said study pointed out that insufficient contraceptive knowledge and not using contraceptives correctly is one of the factors driving teenage pregnancy in South Africa.
CANSA on the Move for the Youth
Teenage pregnancy can have a profound impact on your future. Education is one way a young girl or woman can empower themselves to become financially independent. Most teenage pregnancies are not planned and a teenager might not be emotionally prepared to handle being pregnant. If you suspect you may be pregnant, you can visit your nearest clinic to ensure that you and your baby are safe and healthy. The Western Cape Government's Department of Health and Department of Social Development provides a service that offers counselling on a range of safe options available to teenagers, such as adoption.
With the exams coming to an end, many teens and their parents are relieved and look forward to a much need break before the business of the new year. But for many others, as much as 1 in 5 youths in South Africa, have attempted suicide with the highest risk group being years old. It is tougher than ever to be a teen in a highly competitive fast changing society they live in. Teen behaviour can typically be described as impulsive and unpredictable, with mood swings.