It’s been a long, tiring week of protests for students on multiple campuses around South Africa. But as the weather gets warmer and the days wear on, their resilience does not. And so as students prepare to march on the Union Buildings today, we thought we’d take the liberty of putting together a few of the most poignant photos to come out of this movement.
Newly elected WITS University SRC president Nompendulo Mkhatshwa marching to Luthuli House on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Marco Longari.
Scene from outside parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday. If you look closely at the officer furthest right, he has a handgun drawn. Photo courtesy of Nic Bothma.
There is change coming! A change in South Africa, students rising! Managed to get ontop of the Roof of UCT. Crowds gather for answers. Revolution #feesmustfall A photo posted by David East (@daveast) on
The Revolution is here. “Sons and daughters of the fire” is kind of what we all felt last night, being there together, occupying the streets. It was like a force of old liberated us to the point where we could feel each other’s strength. The unity will be something I will remember forever.” http://www.okayafrica.com/news/university-of-cape-town-fees-must-fall-student-protests/#slide7 @okayafrica UCT: Rhodes Must Fall #FEESMUSTFALL #UCTSHUTDOWN #ENDOUTSOURCING A photo posted by Revolutionist // South Africa (@imraanchristian) on
#SAFW #FeesMustFall #nationalshutdown✊✊✊✊✊ A photo posted by Lebogang Segonote (@proudiar) on
— Rebecca Davis (@becsplanb) October 21, 2015