#Feesmustfall and the Advancement of Social Justice in South Africa’s Public Universities

Free Public Lecture

#Feesmustfall and the Advancement of Social Justice in South Africa’s Public Universities

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Arts West - Room 153, Level 1, North Wing
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2015 and 2016 brought to the fore in South Africa two sets of events:

The ‘#RhodesMustFall’ and ‘#FeesMustFall’ protests. Collectively, these became the largest student social movement since the dawn of the country’s democracy in 1994.

The protests emanated from two major challenges facing higher education: alienation and access.

The discontents of the students are undeniably legitimate. It is unacceptable for black students not to feel at home at South Africa’s public universities. Neither is it acceptable for talented students from poor communities to be denied access to higher education. Both of these challenges need to be urgently addressed.

Professor Habib will reflect on the student protests, their successes and failures, and the challenges for advancing social justice in South Africa and our contemporary world.

Image Credit: Samantha Camara

Presenter

  • Professor Adam Habib
    Professor Adam Habib, Vice Chancellor and Principal