On 6th October 2015, student and worker mobilization across South Africa erupted in a national day of action. Two years later we reflect on what the #MustFall movements mean for democratic South Africa and the state of education. In this spirit, Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education is hosting two events: to unpack the politics of the #MustFall movements and to explore artistic expression as part of the call for free education.

Reflecting on the #MustFall movements
Thursday, 5th October

Through close readings of three reflective texts and group discussions, we explore the #MustFall movement and its emergence.

Venue: Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education
1 Batten Lane/69 Main Road, Mowbray
(close to Forest Hill Residence and opposite CPUT Viljoenhof Residence)

Celebrating #MustFall movements through music and poetry
Friday, 6th October
17h00 – Late

Through poetry, music and art we reflect on how the movements used visual and artistic expression to give voice to their message. Starting with a walk-through gallery and ending with a night of music & poetry, we celebrate student activism today.
Performances by:
Poetry by Allison-Claire Hoskins
African Aesthetics
Conscious Marimba Band
Sounds of the South

A cash bar will be available and a finger supper will be provided.

Venue: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Rd,
Observatory, Cape Town, 7925

A discussion about the successes and failures of the #MustFall movements of 2015 to present. The discussion is a celebration of what these movements have meant, and their contribution to political discourses in the country, and globally.