Frantz Fanon and the #MustFall Movements in South Africa

Thierry M Luescher

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. 


Keywords


student activism; protest; social media; universities; South Africa

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2016.85.9244

 

 

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