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Factors that contribute to student protests at a South African university

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T13:00:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T13:00:53Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10-19 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12780
dc.description.abstract No one could have foretold that the soiling of the Cecil John Rhodes statue with human excrement at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on March 9th, 2015 would spiral South African Universities and the general public into a state of confusion and frustration. Such an act was peculiar in the post-apartheid era. The cause of this calamity was that African student's expressed discontent relating to their exclusion and marginalisation within the higher education system. While this debate has been ongoing and often premised on fees, the authorities have shown little enthusiasm to its resolution. Hence, the UCT event inspired the formation of myriad student movements across all higher education institutions which ultimately morphed into the Fees Must Fall Movement (#FMF). Consequently, all concerned parties from the university Vice-Chancellors, the Minister of Higher Education and training and to the President had no other choice but to take decisive action to the fee plea that students had presented. The purpose of this study is to give an expose of the issues that triggered the country wide student uprising as gathered from interviews from one of the institutions in South Africa. The study relies on a phenomenological approach of conducting research and also archival research methodology relating to the phenomenon understudy. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject PROTEST en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.title Factors that contribute to student protests at a South African university en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 13(4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Social Sciences en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10567 en
dc.PageNumber 916-926 en
dc.outputnumber 9558 en
dc.bibliographictitle Morwe, K.G., Garcia-Espana, E. & Luescher, T.M. (2018) Factors that contribute to student protests at a South African university. <i>Social Sciences</i>. 13(4):916-926. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Morwe, K.G. en
dc.contributor.author2 Garcia-Espana, E. en
dc.contributor.author3 Luescher, T.M. en


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