Hashtags condense so many emotions, events, attitudes, and ideas in a concise and a traceable manner. Below are some brief introductions to hashtags that are now part of the ‘black’ African social experience.
#MENARETRASH! Four African women summarize one of the most polarizing hashtags popular in Africa. INTERVIEWEES: Dr Shose Kessi (UCT Department of Psychology), Chaze Matakala (Mail & Guardian Contributor / Okay Africa Contributor / Founder of Decolonial Daydreams), Seipati Tshabalala (Former University of Cape Town SRC President FMF EFF), Azola Krweqe (UCT Humanities Students’ Council Chairperson (17/18) UCT EFFSC Branch Secretary).
#Woke. #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall are all hashtags that contributed to the emergence of “Fallism”. “Fallism” is a conversation started by the South African student protests of 2015: #RhodesMustFall at UCT & #FeesMustFall at WITS. The name comes from the campaign that something or someone must fall. We sat down with one of the founders of the #RhodesMustFall movement’s Wandile Kasibe, as well some of the people who were at ‘Ground Zero,’ and they briefly introduced the ideas behind these Fallist hashtags.