FRANCESCO PONTARELLI is a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology Department of the University of Johannesburg, attached to the South African Research Chair in Social Change. He is exploring different forms of workers’ and social movement organization across the world and he is part of the OustsourcingMustFall campaign at UJ.
SPECIAL REPORT: SOUTH AFRICA
by Thembi Luckett and Francesco Pontarelli
Unity in Action in South African Universities
Starting in October, 2015, a national uprising traversed the South African system of higher education. The biggest student uprising since the formal end of the apartheid regime in 1994, it brought up images of the 1976 Soweto riots and occupied the attention of the country.