A new wave of student protests has gripped South African universities since October 2015. The movement has shaken universities and government, and triggered an alliance between students and outsourced workers. Critical issues raised by this movement include decolonisation, free education, labour outsourcing and the general character of the post-apartheid social order. The first semester SWOP Breakfast Series will interrogate these issues.

​18 MAR | 08h00 – 09h30: Student movements, old and new

Speakers: Ntokozo Moloi (#FeesMustFall) and Nompendulo Mkhatshwa (SRC President)

15 APR | 08h00 – 09h30: Students and workers – forging a few alliance

Speakers: Deliwe Mzobe (Workers committee representative) and Naadira Munshi (Wits Workers Solidarity Committee)

20 MAY | 08h00 – 11h30: Student movements and politics on the continent

Speakers: Paul Chimhosva (University of Zimbabwe, SRC President 1991-1992), Munyaradzi Gwisai (General Secretary University of Zimbabwe SRC, 1988-1989) and a Student Leader Activist from Egypt.

Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Senate House
East Campus, Braamfontein, Wits