Jonathan Jansen: As by the Fire


What are the real roots of the student protests of 2015 and 2016? Is it actually about fees? Why did so many protests turn violent? Where is the government while the buildings burn, and do the students know how to end the protests?

Former Free State University Vice-Chancellor Jonathan Jansen delves into the unprecedented disruption of universities that caught South Africa by surprise. In frank interviews with eleven of the VCs most affected, he examines the forces at work, why the protests escalate into chaos, and what is driving – and exasperating – our youth.


Jonathan Jansen is the former Vice-Chancellor of the UFS and is currently a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies at Stanford University in the United States.

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07:30-08:00: Registration and Breakfast

08:00: Event starts

09:15 Event ends

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