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Implications of Social Media on Student Activism: The South African Experience in a Digital Age

Type of Resource:
Journal Article

Year of Publication:

- Enablers

- Internet Access, Affordability And Use
- Internet Or Digital Rights and Freedoms

Author(s): Mthokozisi Emmanuel Ntuli and Damtew Teferra

Through the lens of the learning community theory, this article reviews the current literature on social media and student activism in order to establish the effectiveness of its use and the shortcomings thereof. It argues that higher education institutions and the government need to become more conversant with the implications of digital infrastructure. It further suggests that these institutions should create an environment that supports and encourages effective use of social media through provision of the necessary infrastructure. The article provides a deeper understanding of the role that social media can play to galvanize students to advance their causes.


Region of Study:
South Africa,

Country of Study:
South Africa,

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