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Political crisis and state capture

Political crisis and state capture By Amandla correspondent | Amandla Magazine Issue 48 | OCT/NOV 2016 The development of the economic and social crisis into a political crisis has substantially weakened the power and legitimacy of President Zuma. The crudeness


Corruption – a network of profiteers

Corruption – a network of profiteers Hennie van Vuuren | Amandla! Issue No.41 | SEPTEMBER 2015 ‘Pay back the money!’ These four words have come to be the rallying cry for executive accountability in South Africa. President Jacob Zuma bears


Addiction to hot money retards growth, fuels inequality

Addiction to hot money retards growth, fuels inequality by Neva Mekgatla World Bank data show how much of an outlier SA is when it comes to global financial markets. It provides consistent information on capital inflows for 32 upper-middle-income economies


Fighting for Climate Justice

Fighting for Climate Justice by Phil Hearse Lies, damn lies and statistics, right? Well not always – sometimes statistics dramatise social reality in a graphic way. A year before the devastating floods in India, Bangladesh and Texas, a little-noticed UN report


The overtime scam in gold mining

The overtime scam in gold mining Amandla! correspondent | Amandla! Magazine Issue No.41 | SEPTEMBER 2015 Every week, workers in gold mines work 10 hours and more in overtime. Twenty hours overtime per week is not unusual. The gold mining


“But he is politically important”: silencing women in activist spaces – reflections on #menaretrash Amandla Forum

But he is politically important”: silencing women in activist spaces – reflections on #menaretrash Amandla Forum Camalita Naicker | Amandla! Magazine | Issue 53 The #menaretrash Amandla! Forum happened in a room full of people from political parties, social movements,