The end of 2015-beginning of 2016 is marked by an unprecedented South African student movement, which a lot of international media presented as a new Soweto ; making reference to the events of 1976. The South African youth (mainly black) providing the allegiance to the ANC came to an end, as result of challenges linked to access to tertiary education. With the ♯feesmustfall movement, the youth grabe their place in the political arena, as an integral part of the Civil Society, protecting the interests of a category of individuals and their rights to a free and quality higher education. The aim of this paper is explore the place of students’ movement in the trajectory history of social movement which sheped and still shape political landscape in various countries. It also examines whether students’ activism encompass generation generational divides between the elder and younger generations with special attention to historical references from the apartheid era. In addressing these questions, the paper consider current students’ movement as an integral part of the Civil Society, and their role in fostering transformation starting from the apartheid period until today.
Marianne Séverin . Les Afriques dans le Monde » (LAM)/Sciences Po Bordeaux -France