Frantz Fanon and the #MustFall Movements in South Africa

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

Abstract

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 

Published
2016-03-14
How to Cite
Luescher, T. M. (2016). Frantz Fanon and the #MustFall Movements in South Africa. International Higher Education, (85), 22-24. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2016.85.9244
Section
African Developments