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2021 Violences in the South African student movement

This essay draws attention to the complexities of understanding violence as a phenomenon and experience that almost always involves multiple...

2021 #MbokodoLeadUs: the gendered politics of black womxn leading campus-based activism in South Africa's recent university student movements

South Africa has a patriarchal tendency to treat woman as beneficiaries of protest and activism rather than as agents in the construction of...

2021 Tweeting #FeesMustFall: the online life and offline protests of a networked student movement

In 2015, students made history in South Africa. The wave of the so-called hashtag,"MustFall," or Fallist" protests started with RhodesMustFa...

2020 Twitter and student leadership in South Africa: the case of #FeesMustFall

With the rapid proliferation of social media around the world, social networking platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are increasingly bec...