Tag Archives: #FeesMustFall

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 […]

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 […]

UWC: Our Parents Are Shooting At Us

  -By Lucy Valerie Graham “Our parents are shooting at us!” — The situation at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) UWC students believe no one cares about them. Almost nothing about their severe trauma this past week has been reported in the media. Most of the news focuses on historically white universities. Yet […]

An Anatomy of Protest Violence

  We crouch low behind the Toyota Tazz, wishing it was a BMW or a 4X4. “Do rubber bullets and rocks go through Toyota windows” we wonder. Loud bangs and smoke alert us to the heavily armed riot police on the University of Witwatersrand campus. The students who’d been throwing rocks and bricks at the […]