UPDATE: Wits academic Leigh Ann Naidoo to be released by Israelis

Wits academic and activist Leigh Ann Naidoo is due to return home after her day-long detainment on international waters.UPDATE: According to a report by Mail and Guardian, South African delegate on the Women's Boat to Gaza, Leigh Ann Naidoo, will be released by Israel forces, and soon be on her way home. Naidoo and 12 other female representatives … Continue reading UPDATE: Wits academic Leigh Ann Naidoo to be released by Israelis

Wits academic, Leigh Ann Naidoo detained by Israeli forces

Wits academic, activist and educationalist, Leigh Ann Naidoo has been detained by Israeli forces en route to Gaza with the Women's Boat to Gaza. Wits academic, activist and Olympian, Leigh Ann Naidoo had been captured and detained by the Israeli military, according to a pre-recording video message. While travelling aboard the Women's Boat to Gaza, Naidoo, and 12 other … Continue reading Wits academic, Leigh Ann Naidoo detained by Israeli forces

As told to: “It is illogical to shut down the very thing we are protesting for”

Student voices come to the fore, James* who is a postgraduate Wits student shares his opinion on the #FeesMustFall protests and university shut down. James*, postgraduate student at Wits University Although I have not being paying that close attention to this year’s protest action, I feel this year it is far more disruptive than it was … Continue reading As told to: “It is illogical to shut down the very thing we are protesting for”

As told to: “the privilege in the air is suffocating my soul”

Former Wits student, currently doing her postgraduate degree at Stellenbosch University, Anelisa* shares her views on #FeesMustFall and the issue of identity.  Anelisa*, 23 year old former Wits student, doing her honours in Psychology at Stellenbosch University. The #FeesMustFall movement in the past year has really helped shaped my identity as a black African. I … Continue reading As told to: “the privilege in the air is suffocating my soul”