Fees Must Fall

Student Revolt, Decolonisation And Governance In South Africa
Author: Susan Booysen
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1868149870
Category: Political Science
Page: 300
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#FeesMustFall, the student revolt that began in October 2015, was an uprising against lack of access to, and financial exclusion from, higher education in South Africa. More broadly, it radically questioned the socio-political dispensation resulting from the 1994 social pact between big business, the ruling elite and the liberation movement. The 2015 revolt links to national and international youth struggles of the recent past and is informed by black consciousness politics and social movements of the international left. Yet, its objectives are more complex than those of earlier struggles. The student movement has challenged the hierarchical, top-down leadership system of university management and it?s ?double speak? of professing to act in workers? and students? interests yet entrenching a regressive system for control and governance. University managements, while on one level amenable to change, have also co-opted students into their ranks to create co-responsibility for the highly bureaucratised university financial aid that stands in the way of their social revolution. This book maps the contours of student discontent a year after the start of the #FeesMustFall revolt. Student voices dissect colonialism, improper compromises by the founders of democratic South Africa, feminism, worker rights and meaningful education. In-depth assessments by prominent scholars reflect on the complexities of student activism, its impact on national and university governance, and offer provocative analyses of the power of the revolt.

Higher Education Pathways

South African Undergraduate Education and the Public Good
Author: Ashwin, Paul,Case, Jennifer M.
Publisher: African Minds
ISBN: 1928331904
Category: Education
Page: 320
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In what ways does access to undergraduate education have a transformative impact on people and societies? What conditions are required for this impact to occur? What are the pathways from an undergraduate education to the public good, including inclusive economic development? These questions have particular resonance in the South African higher education context, which is attempting to tackle the challenges of widening access and improving completion rates in in a system in which the segregations of the apartheid years are still apparent. Higher education is recognised in core legislation as having a distinctive and crucial role in building post-apartheid society. Undergraduate education is seen as central to addressing skills shortages in South Africa. It is also seen to yield significant social returns, including a consistent positive impact on societal institutions and the development of a range of capabilities that have public, as well as private, benefits. This book offers comprehensive contemporary evidence that allows for a fresh engagement with these pressing issues.

Debating African Philosophy

Perspectives on Identity, Decolonial Ethics and Comparative Philosophy
Author: George Hull
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429796277
Category: Philosophy
Page: 322
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In African countries there has been a surge of intellectual interest in foregrounding ideas and thinkers of African origin—in philosophy as in other disciplines—that have been unjustly ignored or marginalized. African scholars have demonstrated that precolonial African cultures generated ideas and arguments which were at once truly philosophical and distinctively African, and several contemporary African thinkers are now established figures in the philosophical mainstream. Yet, despite the universality of its themes, relevant contributions from African philosophy have rarely permeated global philosophical debates. Critical intellectual excavation has also tended to prioritize precolonial thought, overlooking more recent sources of home-grown philosophical thinking such as Africa’s intellectually rich liberation movements. This book demonstrates the potential for constructive interchange between currents of thought from African philosophy and other intellectual currents within philosophy. Chapters authored by leading and emerging scholars: recover philosophical thinkers and currents of ideas within Africa and about Africa, bringing them into dialogue with contemporary mainstream philosophy; foreground the relevance of African theorizing to contemporary debates in epistemology, philosophy of language, moral/political philosophy, philosophy of race, environmental ethics and the metaphysics of disability; make new interventions within on-going debates in African philosophy; consider ways in which philosophy can become epistemically inclusive, interrogating the contemporary call for ‘decolonization’ of philosophy. Showing how foregrounding Africa—its ideas, thinkers and problems—can help with the project of renewing and improving the discipline of philosophy worldwide, this book will stimulate and challenge everyone with an interest in philosophy, and is essential reading for upper-level undergraduate students, postgraduate students and scholars of African and Africana philosophy.

#Feesmustfall and Youth Mobilisation in South Africa

Reform Or Revolution?
Author: Musawenkosi W Ndlovu
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 135172813X
Page: N.A
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This book examines the historical FeesMustFall (FMF) university student protests that took place in South Africa and shows how the enduring historical construction, representation and conceptualisation of South African youth (as typically radical and political) contributed to the (mis)interpretation of FMF protests, and led to a discourse on an African National Congress-toppling revolution. Arguing that the student protests were not the revolutionary movement they have been represented as, Ndlovu demonstrates that ideological divisions amongst the protestors, the declining economy, and reduced youth participation in the political public sphere cannot lead to a new revolution in South African politics. This book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in South African politics, higher education, democracy and protest movements.

Sustainable Transformation in African Higher Education

Research, Governance, Gender, Funding, Teaching and Learning in the African University
Author: Felix Maringe,Emmanuel Ojo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463009027
Category: Education
Page: 10
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The book is a must read for policy makers, academics, university administrators and post graduate research students in the broad field of education and in higher education studies in particular. The book brings together a wealth of information regarding the imperatives of transformation in Africa’s higher education systems. Not only do some of the chapters provide critical discussion about the conceptualisation of transformation, the majority of the chapters reflect on empirical evidence for transformation in diverse fields of mathematics, science, gender, the training of doctoral students and the governance and management of universities. This central theme of sustainable change and reform runs across the chapters of the book. For students, the book provides exemplars of practical research in higher education. For scholars in higher education and policy makers, specific issues for reform are identified and discussed.

Geschichte der praktischen Theologie

dargestellt anhand ihrer Klassiker
Author: Christian Grethlein,Michael Meyer-Blanck
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783374017676
Category: Praktische Theologie - Evangelische Theologie - Geschichte - Aufsatzsammlung
Page: 642
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Der Band stellt die Geschichte der Praktischen Theologie in einem kulturgeschichtlichen Zusammenhang dar. Im Zentrum steht die Prasentation der zehn wichtigsten praktisch-theologischen Lehrbucher. Deren Verfasser (Schleiermacher, Nitzsch, Harnack, Acheli, Niebergall, Schian, Fendt, Haendler, Rossler, Otto) werden mit ihrem Werk ausfuhrlich dargestellt. Erganzend treten Uberblicksartikel zur Gesamtentwicklung des Fachs in Deutschland, den USA und Frankreich sowie in der katholischen Theologie und wahrend der dialektisch-theologisch bestimmten Phase evangelischer Theologie hinzu. Die Beitrage des Bandes zeigen mittels biographisch orientierter Forschungen zu einer Vielzahl beruhmter Musiker interessante Aspekte der Musikgeschichte auf.

Was ist Philosophie?

Author: Gilles Deleuze,Félix Guattari
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518290835
Category: Aesthetics
Page: 260
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”Was ist Philosophie?“ Gilles Deleuze' und Félix Guattaris Antwort will keine neue Philosophie sein, sondern die Voraussetzungen, die Unbekannten der Frage benennen. (www.suhrkamp.de).

Ein Bild von Afrika

Rassismus in Conrads "Herz der Finsternis"
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783895810282
Category: African literature
Page: 107
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Die Kultur der Niederlage

Der amerikanische Süden 1865 - Frankreich 1871 - Deutschland 1918
Author: Wolfgang Schivelbusch
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644018618
Category: History
Page: 470
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Zehn Jahre nach dem letzten großen Zusammenbruch, dem des sowjetischen Imperiums, scheint die Zeit reif für eine Reihe historischer Fragen. Destilliert aus der Geschichte der drei Niederlagenklassiker – des amerikanischen Südens nach 1865, Frankreichs nach 1871 und Deutschlands nach 1918 –, lassen sie sich etwa so formulieren: Wie wurden im Zeitalter der Erlöserideologie des Nationalsozialismus große Zusammenbrüche erlebt? Welche Mythen von Verrat oder Heroisierung bildeten sich dabei? Und welcher Zusammenhang besteht zwischen dem äußeren Unterliegen und jenen inneren Revolutionen, die der verlorene Krieg überall zur Folge hat? Wolfgang Schivelbusch ist diesen Fragen nachgegangen, und er zeichnet die aus tiefer Demütigung kommenden Energieschübe nach, die Niederlagen bringen. So legten sich die amerikanischen Südstaaten nach dem Bürgerkrieg erfolgreich ein legendenhaftes Images zu, das unter anderem «Vom Winde verweht» und seine Plantagenromantik schuf; so kam es in Frankreich nach 1871 zu umfassenden politischen und kulturellen Neuerungen; so brach das Deutsche Reich, nachdem der Erste Weltkrieg verloren war, auf etlichen Feldern in eine kraftvolle Moderne auf. Schivelbuschs Buch wird Staub aufwirbeln, auch weil es voller aktueller Bezugspunkte ist. Und es verweist auf die eigentümliche Stärke der Besiegten: daß sie früher und besser wissen, was die Stunde geschlagen hat.

Moving the centre

Essays über die Befreiung afrikanischer Kulturen
Author: Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783928300278
Category: African literature
Page: 220
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Geschichte des Wissens

Aus dem Amerikanischen von Anita Ehlers
Author: Charles Van Doren
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3034860099
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 524
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Die Vierte Industrielle Revolution

Author: Klaus Schwab
Publisher: Pantheon Verlag
ISBN: 3641203171
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Die größte Herausforderung unserer Zeit Ob selbstfahrende Autos, 3-D-Drucker oder Künstliche Intelligenz: Aktuelle technische Entwicklungen werden unsere Art zu leben und zu arbeiten grundlegend verändern. Die Vierte Industrielle Revolution hat bereits begonnen. Ihr Merkmal ist die ungeheuer schnelle und systematische Verschmelzung von Technologien, die die Grenzen zwischen der physischen, der digitalen und der biologischen Welt immer stärker durchbrechen. Wie kein anderer ist Klaus Schwab, der Vorsitzende des Weltwirtschaftsforums, in der Lage aufzuzeigen, welche politischen, wirtschaftlichen, sozialen und kulturellen Herausforderungen diese Revolution für uns alle mit sich bringt.