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Rebels and Rage

- Wits University

Professor Adam Habib launches new book where he reflects on the #FeesMustFall movement.

Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Adam Habib takes a characteristically frank view of the past three years on South Africa’s campuses in this new book.

Habib charts the progress of the student protests that erupted on the Wits University campus in late 2015 and raged on for the better part of three years, drawing on his own intimate involvement and negotiation with the students, and also records university management and government responses to the events.

Rebels and Rage book cover

He critically examines the student movement and individual student leaders who emerged under the banners #FeesMustFall and #RhodesMustFall, and debates how to achieve truly progressive social change in South Africa, on our campuses and off.

This book is both a historical account and a thoughtful reflection on the issues the protests raised, from the perspective not only of a high-ranking member of university management, but also from Habib as political scientist with a background as an activist during the struggle against apartheid. Habib moves between reflecting on the events of the last three years on university campuses, and reimagining the future of South African higher education.

The book will be launched in Johannesburg as follows:

Date: 12 March 2019

Time: 18:00

VenueLove Books, Melville


Date: 13 March 2019

Time: 18:00

VenueExclusive Books, Hyde Park