Wits protest: They fund Homo naledi, but not us
Oct19

Wits protest: They fund Homo naledi, but not us

Three students, including newly elected SRC president Nompendulo Mkhatshwa, explain how the proposed Wits University fees affects them. The increase is bad for poor students One of the prominent faces of the #WitsFeesMustFall protest is the newly elected SRC president, third-year BSc geography student Nompendulo Mkhatshwa. On day one of the protest, Mkhatshwa was seen shouting at the top of her lungs on raised platforms, clenching her...

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March Much? What to expect when you are protesting.
Mar10

March Much? What to expect when you are protesting.

SOUTH AFRICA IS THE “PROTEST CAPITAL OF THE WORLD” – Know the rules! SA CONSTITUTION “SECTION 17 Everyone has the right, peacefully and unarmed, to assemble, to demonstrate, to picket “ and to present petitions. TELL YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOU PROTEST. NOTICE MUST BE IN WRITING, SIGNED BY THE CONVENOR. 16 OR MORE = A GATHERING NO GATHERING ON PRIVATE LAND WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION. NO GATHERING WITHIN 100M...

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Burkina Faso Parliament Set Ablaze in a Revolution
Oct30

Burkina Faso Parliament Set Ablaze in a Revolution

Revolutionaries storm parliament and ransack state television in protest against vote to allow president another term. Anti-government protesters in Burkina Faso have set parliament ablaze in a surge of violence that forced the government to at least temporarily scrap a vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule. Hundreds of people broke through a heavy security cordon and...

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