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October, 2016

  • 25 October

    Fees Must Fall- 25 October 2016


    Chanel Retief Following the events of the past three weeks, Activate was notified of South African Police Services firing shots at Prince Alfred in the later hours of the afternoon. Police presence was heavy as they marched onto campus in full riot gear firing teargas at students. As cars began to …

  • 1 October

    Opinion: #FeesMustFall and international students


    Mako Muzenda The fight for free and quality education in South Africa is a cause I support wholeheartedly. For a country grappling with a history of inequality – specifically for black South Africans – free tertiary education is an important step in correcting the social and economic imbalances this country’s …

September, 2016

  • 30 September

    Why silence is sometimes louder than words


    Jomiro Eming “We want to form two lines – one facing the street, and one facing Rhodes’ admin building – because we are a bit confused as to who we should be sending the message to.” Said Philip Machanik, a member of the Concerned Staff at Rhodes University, addressing around 300 …

  • 29 September

    What #FeesMustFall means in a country lacking democracy


    Ophelia Milton April 1994, people of all races flocked to the voting station. The results of these elections marked an era of change and optimism for not only the South African people, but also the growth of democracy. However, with under 30’s making up only 24% of the total registered …

  • 27 September

    FeesMustFall at Rhodes: Tuesday’s meeting with management


    Jomiro Eming Another meeting between the concerned representative constituencies took place at Rhodes University’s Eden Grove building at noon on Tuesday the 27 September, regarding the #FeesMustFall protests and free education discussions. The meeting was livestreamed by the Oppidan Press. In addressing the demands of the student body, handed over …