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‘Kill a Jew’ for the Student Movement?

  Anti-Semitic sentiments at Wits University appear to be more widespread than initially thought after explicit and violent graffiti appeared on campus this week. While the Wits Student Representative Council (SRC) has condemned this incident and assured the media that Jewish students have no reason to fear for their safety, their statement is more than […]

Fees Must Fall & the Struggle for Strategy

  This is an edited version of a letter I sent to young activists in some social movements on 16 October 2016. I was given much assistance in writing the initial letter. This final edited version is based on additional feedback I received. Thanks to everyone who helped. The past month has been confusing and […]

Silicosis Case: Thousands of Women Could Lose Out

  By Tanya Charles n the pending lawsuit against South Africa’s entire gold mining industry, thousands of women stand to lose out on the compensation due to the dependants of deceased miners because the care work they have done to sustain the mining labour force is invisible. In May 2016, the South Gauteng High Court […]

Rhodes: A Police State of Mind

  To say that the police are using disproportionate force at the University Currently Known as Rhodes (UCKAR) is to understate the immense brutality and repressive tactics experienced by students and staff. The past two weeks at UCKAR have seen violence, damage and the biggest show of carelessness witnessed at this campus all year. Student […]

Wits Students’ Accounts Reveal Management Smoke-screen

  By Wits Observers The escalation of ongoing conflict between police and students protesting for free, decolonised, quality education at the University of the Witwatersrand is now exposing those working and living on campus to violent incidents daily. More than two weeks ago, our report stated that the university’s decision to forcibly resume the academic […]