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Wage & Tax Evasion Made in Paradise: The Role Of Appleby

Wage & Tax Evasion Made in Paradise: The Role Of Appleby Brian Ashley and Dick Forslund | Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) |14 November 2017 The Paradise Papers, just like the earlier Panama papers, give ordinary people a glimpse


Ronnie Kasrils’ new book “A Simple Man” [Book launch]

Ronnie Kasrils’ new book “A Simple Man” AIDC and Amandla will be launching Ronnie Kasrils’ new book “A Simple Man”. This book deals with the Faustian Pack of the 1990s and the current political crisis an inevitable outcome of these compromises. 


People’s Permanent Tribunal on Transnational Corporations Jurors Statement

The voices of communities in Southern Africa that are ignored by governments and transnational corporations are echoed in the Jurors’ Statement, delivered on the occasion of the second hearing of Permanent People’s Tribunal on transnational corporations in Southern Africa. The


Decolonising the Mind: Hugh Masekela’s lecture to Unisa’s Annual Spring Law Conference

Decolonising the Mind: Hugh Masekela’s lecture to Unisa’s Annual Spring Law Conference Amandla! Issue No. 43/44 | December 2015 I always hear people, before they make a speech, say this, so I’m going to say it too. I don’t know


Village meeting about N2 Wild Coast Toll Road: SANRAL refused to negotiate

Village meeting about N2 Wild Coast Toll Road: SANRAL refused to negotiate Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) 2017-11-01 Today, Sanral’s “community expert” Dr Mongezi Noah and N2 Wild Coast Toll Road consultant, Mr Ntsizakalo Ngalo, left a community meeting organised by


AIDC calls for public audit of the debt [MTBPS 2017]

In face of debt crisis and state capture: AIDC calls for public audit of the debt “The government faces difficult choices”, Finance Minister Gigaba said in his Mid Term Budget Statement (MTBPS). But he made no choices. All decisions were


What Gigaba should be saying

What Gigaba should be saying 24 October 2017 South Africa’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world. The country is number 12 on the list for high carbon emissions. These are the two biggest crises facing the


AIDC Library

AIDC Resource and Information Centre Library A space for activists and all those interested in understanding our rapidly changing world   About AIDC hosts one of the most exciting libraries of progressive books, magazines and documentary films. The collection contains material essential


7 Che Guevara quotes

7 Che Guevara quotes   Revolutionary Marxist – Che Guevara was murdered 50 years ago today.  Here are 7 of his more famous quotes, enjoy: If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine. 


Lenin Moreno: a new chapter for Ecuador?

Lenin Moreno: a new chapter for Ecuador? By David Fig in Quito | Amandla Magazine  As Ecuador’s new president, Lenin Moreno Garcés, gave his inaugural speech to the National Assembly members and a number of invited Latin America’s presidents, an


Political Obstacles to a Mass Renewable Energy Programme

The One Million Climate Jobs monthly meeting has invited Professor Mark Swilling to be a guest speaker at the next Monthly Meeting. Prof. Swilling is based at the Sustainability Institute at Stellenbosch University.  He will be speaking on the Political Obstacles


United action of the working class: against factionalism

United action of the working class: against factionalism Editorial Collective | Amandla! Magazine | Issue 54 | OCTOBER 2017 Disunity in the mass working class movement only ever has one beneficiary: management. As we can see in the split in


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