Edition 194 - June 2017

#FeesMustFall and Youth Mobilisation in South Africa - Reform or Revolution?

W Ndlovu M. ‘#FeesMustFall and Youth Mobilisation in South Africa - Reform or Revolution? ‘Routledge 2017, ISBN:1138740438, Pages: 192

The book -#FeesMustFall and Youth Mobilisation in South Africa - Reform or Revolution? – examines the historical FeesMustFall (FMF) university student protests in South Africa and shows how the enduring historical construction, representation and conceptualisation of South African youth (as typically radical and political) contributed to the (mis)interpretation of FMF protests.

The book argues that South Africa’s student protests were not the revolutionary movement they have been represented as, and demonstrates that ideological divisions amongst protestors, a declining economy, and reduced youth participation in the political public sphere cannot not lead to a new revolution in South African politics.

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