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n New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy - A breath of fresh air comment

Volume 2015, Issue 60
  • ISSN : 1607-2820

Abstract

Since 2010, New Agenda has given special coverage to youth and student issues. We have published interviews with leaders of SASCO and SAUS and held meetings with student leaders at UCT and CPUT. Unfortunately, our efforts were unproductive as these organisations were not firmly rooted in students and their concerns. There seemed to be a preoccupation with gaining positions in the SRCs, although even winning office did not seem to lead anywhere. Given the universities' ingrained conservatism and white hegemony, these student institutions and organisations seemed to be vehicles of co-option and frustration. And so it was that Rhodes Must Fall and the dramatic events that followed took us by surprise. We will all remember 21 October 2015 as a crucial moment in our political history.

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2019-06-20

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