THEMBI LUCKETT is a Ph.D. candidate in the Wits Sociology Department, exploring hope and utopianism in everyday working-class lives. She has worked for trade unions in the clothing, textile, and agricultural sectors and is currently a member of the Wits Workers Solidarity Committee.
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.