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Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them”. William Shakespeare Mandela Day is celebrated every year on 18th July, Mandela´s birthday, to honour his legacy. Let us pay tribute to him as

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Mining Charter is a reflection of what ails South Africa

Mining Charter is a reflection of what ails South Africa By Christopher Rutledge | Amandla Magazine Issue 53 | July 2017 From a Minister picked from obscurity to do the bidding of a powerful patronage network, to the entrenchment of

Artisanal miners at work in the Marange Diamond Fields

The Marange diamonds

By: Amandla! correspondent From: Amandla! Issue No.48  OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 The first session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations took place in September in Swaziland. Activists presented cases to a panel. Amandla! 47 contained a general article


What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts

From: The Conversation By: Dian Spear, Southern Africa lead, Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, University of Cape Town Cape Town is experiencing the worst drought in 100 years. Shutterstock Human population growth, urbanisation, and climate change are all changing

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Fighting back against repression:CSAAWU organises on the farms of the Western Cape

From: Amandla! Issue No.42 | OCTOBER 2015 After the 2012 strike in the Western Cape, farmworkers’ organisations have organised themselves into an umbrella group – and they have experienced a backlash from employers. Amandla! interviewed Karel Swart, Deputy General Secretary

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Small scale renewable energy for universal provision of cheap energy

The next One Million Climate jobs meeting date has been set! The new date will be Friday 4 August, as usual 9:30 at AIDC´s. We have invited Frank Spencer to introduce the topic: “Small scale renewable energy for universal provision of