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  • New Climate Jobs Booklet

    AIDC's new research illustrates how South Africa can have a Just Transition to a low-carbon, wage-led economy. Download the booklet here. Read More

Ramaphosa and Gigaba have allowed a good crisis to go to waste.

Ramaphosa and Gigaba have allowed a good crisis to go to waste. Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) | 22 FEBRUARY 2018 Budgets do not represent the sum total of a government’s economic policy. They indicate the direction of things


36 Civil Society Organisations Reject proposed increase in VAT

36 Civil Society Organisations reject proposed increase in VAT: Tax the wealthy to invest in our future! We are alarmed to hear that the Minister of Finance is proposing a 1% increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) to 15%. In


Acid Mine Drainage: the environmental and social risks in the Witwatersrand gold fields

Acid Mine Drainage: the environmental and social risks in the Witwatersrand gold fields By Mariette Liefferink | Amandla!Magazine Issue No. 43/44 | December 2015 South Africa is at the transition point of “peak water.” This is the moment when the


FOR A CLIMATE DAMAGES TAX

FOR A CLIMATE DAMAGES TAX Make fossil fuel giants pay for climate change destruction! At the international climate talks in Bonn, over 50 civil society organisations and individuals called for the implementation of a Climate Damages Tax, a tax on


This is what resistance to mining looks like

This is what resistance to mining looks like The Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) is an annual event that takes place parallel to the Mining Indaba (the self-proclaimed “world’s largest mining investment conference”). The AMI, unlike the MI, brings communities, NGO’s


Theatre Review: When Swallows Cry shows that migrants’ lives matter

Theatre Review: When Swallows Cry shows that migrants’ lives matter Lesley Stones | Disclosure: Daily Maverick is a media partner to this production. The writer was not in any way influenced in writing her review. When Swallows Cry was written