Interview: The end of public universities in South Africa?Universiteitseminaar | University Seminar 2016-10-04
"The drama we are seeing is that we are asking the university to do things it was never meant to do. I mean welfare is the domain of the state, it is not the domain of the university. We can’t be asking the university to do things it was not designed to do."
University Seminar 2016: Achille Mbembe on the new politics of the South African studentOpinion 2016-01-21
"The students ... It’s a generation of people who are more and more convinced that they have been sold a lie ... And they are determined to put on the table some of the questions we have put under the carpet for a long time. All those difficult issues we have not tackled enough. And that shift, that cultural shift it seems to me is much more important than anything else, and it signals a new form of politics, at least on campuses."