Frantz Fanon and the #MustFall Movements in South Africa

  • Thierry M Luescher
Keywords: student activism, protest, social media, universities, South Africa


What started in early 2015 as a series of protests at the University of Cape Town against the statue of Cecil John Rhodes expanded by the end of the year into a nationwide student movement under the label #FeesMustFall. This article analyzes the development and characteristics of the movement as a networked student movement along with its ideological inspiration in the work of Frantz Fanon. 

Author Biography

Thierry M Luescher

Thierry M. Luescher is assistant director for Institutional Research at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa 

How to Cite
Luescher, T. M. (2016). Frantz Fanon and the #MustFall Movements in South Africa. International Higher Education, (85), 22-24.
African Developments