Professor Jane Duncan of the University of Johannesburg, discusses the various ways in which protest has been ‘policed’ at university campuses around South Africa. From interdicts and suspensions to the deployment of private security and police units, Duncan explains why students have started to feel unsafe and, in some cases, under attack.
This conversation explores how all stakeholders in higher education have to take responsibility for their roles in escalating protest and work together to find solutions to the ongoing fees crisis.
We also chat to some students about how they feel about the presence and involvement of police on campus.
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