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The Sunday Independent - - SUNDAY MAGAZINE - BREAK­ING A RAIN­BOW, Build­ing A Na­tion – The Pol­i­tics Be­hind #FeesMust­Fall Move­ments Rek­got­sofetse Chikane Pi­cador Africa

IN THIS in-depth look at the #FeesMust­Fall protests that took place in 2015 and 2016, the au­thor gives a first­hand ac­count of what hap­pened prior to the protests, and what led to the events of Oc­to­ber 2015.

Rek­got­sofetse Chikane ex­am­ines what hap­pened on the ground among the stu­dents, first at #RhodesMust­Fall, then moves to univer­sity re­sponses and man­age­ment, and what ul­ti­mately led to #FeesMust­Fall be­com­ing a na­tion­wide cam­paign.

The au­thor also looks at how the protests dif­fer from the stu­dent upris­ing of 1976.

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