THE SONGS AT THE GATE


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Phethani Madzivhandila


Phethani Madzivhandila is a student activist and a leader within the FMF movement. He is also a member of the Pan Africanist congress movement and a member of its students wing PASMA and is very active and involved in the workers struggle with OMF in Johannesburg and Pretoria and is currently heading towards an LLB degree in the University of South Africa.
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ANIZO JACOBS


Anzio Jacobs has been a community activist in the LGBTQIA+ sector in South Africa since 2010. He has been instrumental in the founding of several LGBTQIA+ projects including a university endorsed student pride parade, the Safe Zones Project at Wits and the GALA Youth Forum at the Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA). Jacobs is the director of Scope, an NPO focused on facilitation, training and education.
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Rashaad Dadoo


Rashaad Yusuf Dadoo is a Muslim student activist, currently studying his honours in sociology at Wits University. His commitment to social justice is partly motivated by his family’s involvement in the anti-apartheid struggle. The focus of his activism is around solidarity for the oppressed Palestinian people and the struggle for a free, quality, decolonised education system.
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Mtwakazi Bula


Mtwakazi Bula is a Black Radical Feminist activist and Fees Must Fall activist. Bula was a final year medical student at the time of the interview and is now a medical doctor.
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Mandlakazi Zilwa


Mandlakazi Zilwa is a graduate from Wits Film & TV with a BA degree in Film and Television Honours degree. She is now pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts by Research. She is deeply interested and invested in the art world: all disciplines in mainstream media and independent art production. Zilwa is a Fallist and Fees Must Fall activist.
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