Tag: #FeesMustFall

Wither the activist: A reflection on the realities and the contradictions of political activism in the era of neoliberalism.

From the onset, I want to begin by developing a coherent structure and logic by way of making an assumptive logic to emphasize that all activist spaces and structures must have a reason for existence. You may call it cultural, social or even political if you like, but the fact is that there is a […]


Mlungisi Madonsela, 21, was fatefully shot on 5 February 2019 at the DUT Steve Biko Campus by a private security guard during a mass meeting at DUT demanding Free Registration for students, and Free Education.  In June, the investigation into the death of Madonsela was closed by the NPA with no arrests being made due […]

Fallism: A Necessary Paradigm Shift #FeesMustFall

By: Simbarashe NyatsanzaI was not actively involved in the wave of student protests that rocked the country between May 2015 and November 2016. These were the Fallist protest movements triggered by the surreptitiously explicit culture of anti-blackness at the University of Cape Town (UCT), that found resonance with and captured the imagination of students across […]

There Is No Free Education in South Africa: Reflections on The #FeesMustFall Generation

By: Asemahle Gwala The date is 17 October 2016, just little more than ten months after I first graced the hallowed yet thorny grounds of Nelson Mandela University. After a fairly peaceful sleep, we woke up to the blasting sounds of stun grenades flying through the air in the sweltering weather. The university had just […]

#RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall activist Chumani Maxwele defends his ANC membership

Rhodes Must Fall and #FeesMustFall activist Chumani Maxwele has come under fire for supporting the ruling African National Congress. Maxwele posted a series of pictures on his Facebook account over the weekend showing him on the ANC in KwaZulu Natal. Many expressed disappointment that a student activist associated with the decolonization moment could support a […]

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