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Social media advocacy in the #MustFall campaigns in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Dlamini, Innocentia Z
dc.contributor.author Malinga, Linda A
dc.contributor.author Masiane, Thulani
dc.contributor.author Tshiololi, Maduvha
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-15T07:19:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-15T07:19:52Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06
dc.identifier.citation Dlamini, I.Z. et al. 2018. Social media advocacy in the #MustFall campaigns in South Africa. 17th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, 28-29 June 2018, Oslo, Norway en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 17th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, 28-29 June 2018, Oslo, Norway
dc.identifier.uri http://toc.proceedings.com/40232webtoc.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://bit.ly/2MlVyf7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/10357
dc.description Paper presented at the 17th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, 28-29 June 2018, Oslo, Norway en_US
dc.description.abstract South Africa has always been a protesting nation that fights for a righteous cause. These protests were witnessed at the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960 when blacks refused to carry passbooks (Identity books) everywhere they went within their own country; to the 1976 Soweto unrests where students were gunned down by the South African police for fighting for the banning of Afrikaans as the language of study for core subjects. Such protests present South African historic past of the disenfranchised and refusal to take unrighteous cause. By 2015, the outburst of social media (such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp) had given the disenfranchised in South Africa a powerful voice that could reach, not only most of national corners, but spread across the globe. Presented in this article, is a case study of the role played by social media in support of the recent South African student protests, collectively known as #MustFall campaigns, for free tertiary education with a specific focus on the #FeesMustFall and #RhodesMustFall, and compares them with previous national protests and movements. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Conferences and Publishing Limited, also Curran en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;21129
dc.subject Social media advocacy en_US
dc.subject #MustFall campaigns en_US
dc.subject Protests en_US
dc.title Social media advocacy in the #MustFall campaigns in South Africa en_US
dc.type Conference Presentation en_US


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