#FeesMustFall was the most serious challenge to the post-apartheid political order, but didn’t connect to broader working-class struggles. Now, despite police brutality, students are beginning to make those linkages.
Fees Must Fall (#FMF) brought student activism at South Africa's elite universities into the global media spotlight. A new documentary zooms in on the case of Wits in Johannesburg.
South African students have confronted us with a range of political, economic and intellectual questions to be answered – not merely posed a problem that needs to be managed.
We are in a new phase, one that is characterised by a rejection of compromise as a tactic for managing democratic intercourse.
The political theorist Achille Mbembe, from the University of the Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, describes South Africa
The struggle against the marginalization of students and the exploitation of workers at a historically black university in South Africa.
To equate the rage of South African student protestors with the official brutality of the state is the bedrock of conservatism.
Africa is a Radio show for October 2015. Sean and Elliot are on a break from
No victory was achieved for the #Feesmustfall campaign last Friday. Let’s be clear about that. No fees have
After the reawakening of South African student activism, where to next?
The 11-minute film lets mostly women students from Rhodes University, articulate for themselves what is going on in this moment
The fearlessness with which South African students confront their society's contradictions, suggests much more than fees may fall.
Demands for racial justice and concerns about economic inequality are coming together in a powerful call for change that cannot be ignored or easily dismissed.