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1] Haven't said much about the proposed #31JulyDemo.

I'm still collecting my thoughts on the same.

My reservation is, there has to be an endgame.

A one day demo can simply become an inconsequential walkabout.

There has to be a clear plan before, during & after #July31stDemo
2] The reaction of the establishment to #July31stDemo is as predictable as next year being 2021

Soon, the organizers will be hunted & arrested

Soon they will make the Harare CBD a no go area

Infact, they have already banned the MDC-T EOC which was to be held on same date
3] Even in the unlikely event that the demo legally proceeds, the clampdown on the citizens will be harsh & brutal.

Even if that doesn't happen, what should happen, say on #August1st, for the demo to be labeled a success?

These are the critical pre-demo issues to be addressed.
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Two days ago, I was in an interview in which I surprised the interviewers by saying that Kenyans don't have the same political consciousness as Africans in the other settler ex-colonies of South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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For instance, South African students campaigned for #feesmustfall and #rhodesmustfall. In SA, students said "our parents fought against apartheid because they wanted us to go to school. So now we want to go to school, whether we have money or not."
Here? Students are ask about skills because that's what employers want. Or ask for leadership. They don't question why they must get into debt to learn. They instead ask for effecient disbursement and merciful repayment terms. Students don't know what is in their own interests.
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Our #QuoteThisWoman+ database has close-on 300 voices now - and a significant number of our wonderful women are able to contribute to the debates around #YouthDay. Here's a list (thread)...
Prof Deevia Bhana's research focuses on gender, sexuality, race, class, culture and childhood and takes in poverty, wealth, violence and inequalities. She is Professor in Gender and Childhood Sexuality at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Dr Shakira Choonara is an award-winning public health researcher whose work spans universal health coverage, youth advocacy, health governance, gender equality, HIV, disability and malaria prevention. She is a member of the AU’s Youth Advisory Council. @ChoonaraShakira
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Godi media is misleading the nation on #JNUProtest. Let's see what's the reality. On 28th Oct #JNU IHA pass new hostel manual which includes hostel and mess fee hike, dress code, hostel timing and other changes. 1/n
Room rent hike: Earlier Room rent fee was 240 per annum and 120 per annum for single seater and double seater respectively. Now it raised to 7200 and 3600. 2/n
Service charges: Earlier service charges were nil and now it will be minimum 1700 per month. It includes maintenance, sanitation, cook charges. And these charges will increase in future because at present mess worker salary is being paid by university. 3/n
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PP @AdvBMkhwebane currently addressing BLA Student Chapter at Unisa
PP: Let me express a word of gratitude to the Student Chapter of the Black Lawyers Association here at UNISA for putting issues affecting women high up on the agenda when there are many other issues of a legal nature that could have been discussed.
PP: I wish to thank this Student Chapter of the Black Lawyers Association for having deemed me a worthy participant in such a pertinent dialogue.
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I've thought about it a lot over the last 36 hours and the most difficult thing about wading through the mentions of my thread on militarisation was the misogyny (yhu!) but also seeing the disdain people show for research that tries to carve out nuance and a different view. 1/9
It was bewildering because I don't think people understand that many social scientists and researchers write on topics that are v personal to them. I wrote on the militarisation of policing because my family is from and still lives in Gugulethu, New Crossroads and Delft. 2/9
I've lived there and I've lived in Seapoint and the difference in the quality of life was so unfathomable that I knew years before I started my Masters what I wanted to write about. I wanted to know why governments believe that some people's lives are worth more than others. 3/9
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