PROTEST IN SOUTH AFRICA, rejection, reassertion, reclamation

: Brooks (H.), Chikane (R.) & Mottiar (S.) eds.

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382pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2023

 

Contributions include:

"Protest in an age of contention: South Africa’s resonances with the global South and beyond" by Heidi Brooks

"The nexus of citizen, party and state in accumulating protest repertoires in South Africa" by Susan Booysen

"Protest apathy in South Africa" by Rekgotsofetse Chikane and Halfdan Lynge

"Gendering protests: Mapping women’s participation in community protests in Duncan Village, Eastern Cape" by Hlengiwe Ndlovu"

"Rural protest against imposed development processes and environmental damage: Fishing communities in the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast" by Fani Ncapayi

"Dying to drink: Water tenderpreneurs, community agency and protest in Mothutlung, North West" by Mary Galvin"

"Electricity contestations and infrastructural citizenship: Protest in Lamontville, Durban" by Shauna Mottiar

"Weaponising grassroots democracy: Operation Dudula’s right-wing populism and the need for a countermovement" by Luke Sinwell, Terri Maggott and Trevor Ngwane

"Beyond protest: Violence, looting and anarchy in July 2021" by Mary de Haas

"Crime and punishment: Crime and policing-related protests in South Africa" by David Bruce, Lizette Lancaster and Gareth Newham.

Heidi Brooks is Senior Researcher in the Humanity Faculty at MISTRA and Associate Professor at the Wits School of Governance. She is the author of The African National Congress and Participatory Democracy: From people's power to public policy.

Rekgotsofetse Chikane is a lecturer at the Wits School of Governance and a research associate at the Wits Institute for Socio-Economic Research. He is the author of Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation: The politics behind the #MustFall movements.

Shauna Mottiar is Associate Professor of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where she serves as Director of the Centre for Civil Society.