Student protests in South Africa have centred around free tertiary education.
Generational rebellion is an enduring feature of all societies. Indeed, it is the dynamic through which societies renew themselves and move forward.
The veil has long been a form of resistance.
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More than three decades after his death reggae icon Bob Marley’s music remains meaningful. It still has the potential to catalyse conversation not often had in the postcolonial world.
Dumile Feni’s ‘African Guernica’ - charcoal on paper.
‘African Guernica’ is an incredibly powerful work of art in many ways, importantly filling that space between the visible and the visible.
Author Christine Qunta says forgiveness trumps justice in South Africa.
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Women students have been at the forefront of South African university protests.
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Soweto schoolchildren protest against Afrikaans in 1976.
Anti-Apartheid Movement Archive, Bodleian Library, Oxford UK
Forty years after the students uprisings of 1976, South Africa is again in the midst of a political movement led by students.They have changed the tenor and shape of political discussion around education.
Twentieth-century political thinker and fighter against colonialism and imperialism, Frantz Fanon, left an indelible mark on history.
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If South Africans are to make the radical changes they must to become truly great, the new generation will have to find a way of understanding the country's past in its profound complexity.
Most student protests in South Africa during 2015 have been peaceful and organised, but there have been moments of violent confrontation.
Two narratives have emerged from student protests in South Africa: reform on the one hand - and revolution on the other. Which narrative will triumph?
Actor Joseph Marcell plays the lead role in The Globe’s production of Shakespeare’s King Lear in Malta, Valletta. Shakespeare divides opinions and his texts often terrify learners.
Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters
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Algerian actors reenact the Algerian war against France during the 2012 celebration of the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence.
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