“South Africa’s first nationally representative
study of HIV prevalence has found that 11.4% of South
Africans (4.5 million people) are living with HIV/AIDS”
| HIV+% of adult
| HIV+(total number)
|| 4.5 million
|| 6 million
| Annual death AIDS
| Annual deaths (all causes)
|| 1 million
| Orphans under 15 yrs
|| 2-3 million
The Community Agency of Social Enquiry (CASE)
was commissioned in 2000 to conduct a study of youth
in South Africa.
The Youth 2000 Report is
a review of living conditions, opinions, attitudes,
lifestyles and expectations of South Africa in recent
times providing a current picture of the situation
for youth in this country.
45% of youth become sexually active between the
ages of 16-18 years. Almost 80% of youth are single.
25% of these young people said their first sexual
experience was involuntary.
44% of youth have at least one
child, less than a third of youth planned their first
pregnancy and almost 50% of female youth were at school
when they gave birth to their first child.
Only 25% of those no longer studying
had gone as far as they would have liked in their
education. The most common reason for youth not continuing
with their studies were lack of money and pregnancy.
62% of all economically active
youth are unemployed, almost 1/3 of these unemployed
have never had a regular job and 25% do not think
they will ever get a job.
Nelson Mandela continues to be
the most popular role model among all race and gender
segments of youth except for African women who list
the popular gospel singer, Rebecca Malope as their