Tweeting #FeesMustFall: the case of #UCTShutdown

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Luescher, N.Makhubu, T.Bosch
KEYWORDS: #FEESMUSTFALL, HIGHER EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10675

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Abstract

Starting from Spring 2015, students across the country became engaged in the #FeesMustFall campaign, participating in protest action and shutting down university campuses. The nation-wide student movement initially halted tuition fee increases for 2016 and eventually resulted in a new national policy of free higher education for poor and working-class students in 2018.