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Izwelethu speak out: land, food & jobs (23 September 2017)

IZWELETHU SPEAK OUT: LAND, FOOD & JOBS 23 SEPTEMBER 2017 @ 10:00 – 15:00 Albertina Sisula Road, Town 2, Khayelitsha (Open Land opposite Chuma Primary School) People have been on the housing waiting list for more than 20 years.  Promises of


New labour federation and the gender question

New labour federation and the gender question By Asanda Benya | Amandla! Magazine Issue 52 | May 2017   A few weeks ago we saw the launch of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu). At inception, it became


“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,


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


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


Corruption in the workers’ movement: where does it come from and how do we tackle it?

Corruption in the workers’ movement: where does it come from and how do we tackle it? Stephen Faulkner | Amandla! Magazine Issue No.41 |  SEPTEMBER 2015 In the first of a two part series, Stephen Faulkner explores some of the


Review: Strike a Rock, Encounters Documentary Film Festival 2017

Review: Strike a Rock, Encounters Documentary Film Festival 2017 By Camalita Naicker | Amandla Magazine Issue 53 | July 2017 This years Encounters Festival showcased a number of new and interesting feature films. First time filmmaker and University of Cape


Steve Biko On Death

Steve Biko On Death in “I write What I like” 40 years since the assassination of Steve Bantu Biko, we remember his sacrifice for the freedom of all oppressed people. In Chapter 19 in “I write what I like” Biko


The Unemployed Peoples Assembly for the Right2Work (2017)

The Unemployed Peoples Assembly (2017) The SADC Peoples’ Summit (16-18 August 2017, Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg), organised by the Southern African People’s Solidarity Network (SAPSN). The summit is held annually as a parallel forum to the SADC (Southern African Development Community)


Women Surviving Lavender Hill (book reading)

Women Surviving Lavender Hill (book reading) 22 August 2017 we had the latest Amandla Forum – a book reading of “Women Surviving Lavender Hill” Women surviving Lavender Hill captures the stories of women living in one of the most dangerous


‘Resistance is fertile’ – Amadiba agriculture challenges elite mining agenda

‘Resistance is fertile’ – Amadiba agriculture challenges elite mining agenda by Andrew Bennie | Daily Maverick Living on the northern-most portion of the Wild Coast of South Africa, the coastal Amadiba villages have been resisting the proposed Xolobeni Mineral Sands


Women Surviving Lavender Hill (Book Reading)

WOMEN SURVIVING LAVENDER HILL (Book Reading) 22 August 2017 @ 18:00 – 20:00 129 Rochester Road, Observatory Women surviving Lavender Hill captures the stories of women living in one of the most dangerous townships in the Western Cape. Lavender Hill is


Affected communities, organizers and jurors commit to toughen the fight against corporate impunity in SADC

Affected communities, organizers and jurors commit to toughen the fight against corporate impunity in SADC (Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg, 19th August 2017) – Yesterday, the second session of the Southern Africa Permanent People´s Tribunal on Transnational Corporations closed, more than two


OPENING OF THE 2017 SADC PEOPLE’S SUMMIT 

MEDIA ALERT  16 August 2017  OPENING OF THE 2017 SADC PEOPLE’S SUMMIT  The 2017 SADC People’s Summit will officially be opened today at 16:00 at Constitutional Hill, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. This year’s summit will bring together over a thousand delegates from all over the


UNEMPLOYED PEOPLES ASSEMBLY  (17TH AUGUST 2017)

UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE ASSEMBLY  (17TH AUGUST 2017) The Unemployed People’s Assembly for the Right2Work on the 17th of August 2017. Unemployed movements from around the country, will converge at Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg to demand the right to work. This is in the


Commemorating Marikana: The spirit of Mambush lives on

Commemorating Marikana: The spirit of Mambush lives on By: Luke Sinwell and Siphiwe Mbatha | Amandla! Issue No. 32 | October/November 2013 On 16 August 2013, exactly one year after the Marikana Massacre, 20,000 workers peacefully commemorated that fateful day. Church


Invisible hands: Women of Marikana

When we think of Marikana we think of the infamous event that took place on 16 August 2012, leading to the death of 34 striking miners. Scholarly analysis takes this further than the event to broader labour–capital relations. While useful, the


SAPSN People’ Summit [16 – 18 August 2017]

 SAPSN People’ Summit [16 – 18 August 2017] On the eve of the 37th SADC Summit we make a call for trade unions, the social movements of our region big and small, for activists, militants and radical intellectuals to converge


2017 Permanent Peoples Tribunal (South Africa)

2017 Permanent Peoples Tribunal (South Africa) – To End Corporate Impunity The second session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations will be held on the 15-18th August 2017, in Johannesburg. The Tribunal, hosted by the Southern


Nationalism: Lessons from India

The on-going calls for ‘radical economic transformation’ as well as arguments about how lack of ‘economic freedom’ undermines political independence, sharply raise questions about the nature of the ideology that drove the liberation struggle, African nationalism. As we examine African


AIDC Trade Union Education Program (2017)

Workers Political Education Program: The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) works towards advancing a just transition to a wage led low carbon economy development path. To this end we have been working with several trade unions towards strengthening an


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


Report supports national minimum wage

From: Amandla! Issue No.48 | OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 In July 2016, Wits’ School of Economic and Business Sciences produced a report on the hotly debated issue of a national minimum wage. It was the result of a series of working papers


#OccupyLuthuliHouse and the “morbid symptoms” of exile and incumbency

By: Ayabonga Cawe From: Amandla! Issue No.47 | SEPTEMBER 2016 The poster is as simple as its message. With just two logos, that of the ANC Youth League and the ANC, the black text boldly reads, “Chris Hani never march(sic)