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Community consent requirement will end mining, MPs told

Community consent requirement will end mining, MPs told By Linda Ensor | Original Source: Business Day | 15 February 2019 Mineral resources director-general Mokoena says Act only requires meaningful consultation with communities before a mining right is granted If the law is


Class, Race, Gender and Knowledge

Class, Race, Gender and Knowledge Join us for a talk with internationally renowned Marxist academic, Helena Sheehan, on Class, Race, Gender and Knowledge. The discussion will be co-hosted with the Mzala Nxumalo Centre for the Study of South African Society


Capitalism Has Failed — What Next?

Capitalism Has Failed — What Next? By John Bellamy Foster | Original Source: Monthly Review | 11 February 2019 Less than two decades into the twenty-first century, it is evident that capitalism has failed as a social system. The world


The struggle to socialise Eskom

The struggle to socialise Eskom By Jeff Rudin | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 05 February 2019 Being identified as the villains, even before the government makes public its much anticipated and discussed Eskom rescue plans, is some achievement. The National


The Hadji Alidja Esau Story Book Launch

The Hadji Alidja Esau Story Book Launch Join us on Tuesday 12 February 2019, from 18h00 at AIDC (129 Rochester Road, Observatory) for the book launch of The Hadji Alidja Esau Story with the author, Cyril W Jacobs. About the


Unions must fight the companies Bill

Unions must fight the companies Bill By Jeff Rudin | Original source: Mail & Guardian | 28 January 2019 We can be proud of having some of the most progressive legislation in the world. Our shame is that we are


Magnificent Victory for the RIGHT TO SAY NO to mining

Magnificent Victory for the RIGHT TO SAY NO to mining By Local Correspondent | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 24 January 2019 The community of Umgungundlovu, known as “Xolobeni” and organised in the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), won a landmark victory


One, Two, Many Rosa Luxemburgs

One, Two, Many Rosa Luxemburgs By Ines Schwerdtner | Original Source: Jacobin | 22 January 2019 Hardly any figure in the history of socialism represents such an impressive combination of sharp-minded theoretician and rhetorically explosive politician as did Rosa Luxemburg.


More Than A Game: Cricket, Imperialism & SA with Colin Bundy

More Than A Game: Cricket, Imperialism & SA with Colin Bundy Join us on Thursday 24 January 2019, from 18h00 at AIDC (129 Rochester Road, Observatory) for a talk with leading historian, Colin Bundy, on Cricket, Imperialism & South Africa.


The spark ignites in the action – the philosophy of praxis in the thought of Rosa Luxemburg

The spark ignites in the action – the philosophy of praxis in the thought of Rosa Luxemburg By Michael Löwy | Original Source: International Viewpoint | 15 January 2019 To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the murder of one of


Mantashe announces a ‘Third Coming’ to Xolobeni on 16 January – “DON’T COME, MINISTER MANTASHE!”

Mantashe announces a ‘Third Coming’ to Xolobeni on 16 January – “DON’T COME, MINISTER MANTASHE!” Amadiba Crisis Committee Press Statement | 09 January 2018 On 20 December our lawyers got a letter. Gwede Mantashe “invites stakeholders” to discuss “economic development”


South Africa: The Brinkmanship of Stagnating Capitalism

South Africa: The Brinkmanship of Stagnating Capitalism By Amandla Correspondent | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 08 January 2018 It is now widely accepted that South Africa’s economy is not just stagnant. It is in a crisis. The business-oriented media and


Participation and Unity are Key

Participation and Unity are Key By Anthony de Villiers | Written for Amandla | 10 December 2018 It would be painfully regrettable to watch a golden opportunity slip away, an opportunity that beckons with the promise of fruitful rewards. South


Visiting Lula in prison

Visiting Lula in prison By Noam Chomsky | Amandla Magazine Issue 60 | 23 November 2018 The prisoner we visited, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – “Lula,” as he is universally known — has been sentenced to virtual life imprisonment,


Xolobeni Defeat DMR & Mantashe and Win the Right to Say No to Mining

Xolobeni Defeat DMR & Mantashe and Win the Right to Say No to Mining Amadiba Crisis Committee Press Release | 22 November 2018 The Xolobeni community has won its case against DMR and Mr Gwede Mantashe. The North Gauteng High Court


Where to for Brazil?

Where to for Brazil? Brazil has just elected a fascist president who is openly racist, sexist and homophobic. For this to happen in a country where the Workers Party (with all its flaws) was in power and with many strong


Everything must fall [Screening]

Join us on Thursday, 29 November 2018, from 18h00 at AIDC (129 Rochester Road, Observatory) for a screening of Everything Must Fall and the following discussion with director Rehad Desai. Synopsis: An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that


Interview with Thapelo Mohapi, General Secretary of Abahlali baseMjondolo

Interview with Thapelo Mohapi, General Secretary of Abahlali baseMjondolo By Amandla Correspondent | Amandla Magazine Issue 60 | 06 November 2018 Amandla!: Can you briefly tell us about Abahlali – its constituency, its structures and the issues that it has


Sisters of the Wilderness [Screening]

Join us on Thursday, 8 November 2018, from 18h00 at AIDC (129 Rochester Road, Observatory) for a screening of Sisters of the Wilderness and a discussion with Karin Slater, the director and cinematographer. Synopsis: Part wildlife documentary – the astonishing


24 Demands for every year the government has neglected womxn: Reflections on the #TotalShutDown movement in Cape Town

24 Demands for every year the government has neglected womxn: Reflections on the #TotalShutDown movement in Cape Town By Asanda Benya | Amandla! Magazine Issue 60 | 02 November 2018 I want to start by saying that I was not


#MTBPS 2018: 7 things you need to know

#MTBPS 2018: 7 things you need to know Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) | 24 October 2018       No major surprises, in business as usual medium term budget policy statement. No aggressive austerity measures, but this doesn’t


Business as Usual After Marikana Book Launch

Amandla! Forum 01/11: Business as Usual After Marikana Book Launch Join us on Thursday, 1 November 2018, from 18h00 at AIDC (129 Rochester Road, Observatory) for the book launch of Business as Usual After Marikana and a discussion with editors


What will Mboweni do?

What will Mboweni do? Ahead of the MTBPS we call on the finance minister to radically break from neoliberalism – alternatives exist Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) Economic Justice Team | 22 October 2018 In post-Apartheid South Africa, the


Ayanda Kota, Biko and Black Consciousness – History in Repetition

Ayanda Kota, Steve Biko and Black Consciousness – History in Repetition By Anthony de Villiers | Written for Amandla | 16 October 2018 South Africa finds itself at a turning point. Our post-apartheid dispensation has evidently moved to a new