A final look at the #feesmustfall movement at Rhodes
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A final look at the #feesmustfall movement at Rhodes

Late on Sunday 18 October, a few students of Rhodes University took the initiative of barricading the University in anticipation of the #feesmustfall movement, which would prove to be a national protest. Throughout the week, dedicated students and supporters of the movement protested the high cost of tertiary education in South Africa. On Friday 23 October, … Continue reading

Rhodes participates in national shutdown
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Rhodes participates in national shutdown

On Wednesday 21 October, universities across the country initiated a national shut down. This was done in the hopes of combating the extreme increase of fees planned for 2016. Rhodes University began the #feesmustfall protest on Monday and have continued since. Megan Whittington reports on the day’s events. This morning, protesters began gathering outside the Rhodes … Continue reading

EMC and Rhodes unite: photos
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EMC and Rhodes unite: photos

Today, protests began on Rhodes University campus in order to bring attention to the high MIP and general fees at the University. After hearing about an increased level of police presence at Eastcape Midlands College, Rhodes students marched to their campus to show their solidarity. EMC students have not been reimbursed their accommodation fees and have been protesting … Continue reading

Rhodes students join EMC protestors
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Rhodes students join EMC protestors

Following the morning’s mass action across Rhodes University campus, students gathered at Eastcape Midlands College (EMC) in solidarity with the EMC protestors. Police fired stun grenades in order to disperse the crowd that was allegedly attempting to enter the EMC premises. Rhodes Vice-Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela, who was on the scene, addressed the police and … Continue reading