"We were not consulted": triggers of school arson in Vuwani

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 0
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Kanyane
KEYWORDS: ARSON, LIMPOPO PROVINCE, SCHOOLS, VUWANI DISTRICT
DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-april-june-2018/triggers-of-school-arson
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10546
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/12691

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Abstract

In May 2016, widespread violent protests broke out in the Vuwani community in Limpopo. Twenty-seven schools were burned down or damaged. What drives a community to destroy infrastructure that is crucial for their children's future? HSRC researchers conducted an exploratory study to learn more. They heard that the community felt that they were not consulted about a municipal boundary re-determination, despite a Limpopo High Court finding otherwise. The HSRC's Prof Modimowabarwa Kanyane presented the findings at a recent seminar.