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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


Organising Resistance in the Gig Economy with Jamie Woodcock [Amandla Forum 17/10]

Amandla Forum 17/10: Organising Resistance in the Gig Economy with Jamie Woodcock Join us on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, from 18h00 at AIDC (129 Rochester Road, Observatory) for a talk on Organising Resistance in the Gig Economy with Jamie Woodcock,


A Global Middle Class Tipping Point?

A Global Middle Class Tipping Point? By Kenan Malik | Original Source: The Guardian | 10 October 2018 Half the world is now middle class. So ran the headlines reporting a Brookings Institution analysis of global poverty, according to which 3.8 billion


The Future of Democracy in Zimbabwe: Forward to the Past?

The Future of Democracy in Zimbabwe: Forward to the Past? By Thulani Mswelanto | Amandla Magazine Issue 59 | 4 October 2018 Zimbabwe held elections on 30 July 2018. This followed the ouster of President Mugabe after a faction of


“Matter of facts to eNCA” – Amadiba Crisis Committee Press Statement

“Matter of facts to eNCA” Amadiba Crisis Committee | Press Statement | 1 October 2018 In order to put a misleading report on the “Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project” by eNCA in perspective, the Amadiba Crisis Committee issued the following press


Seminar – Combatting Wage Evasion and Profit Shifting

Around the world we are seeing the growing power of transnational and multinational corporations. This is evident in the fact that in 2016, 69 out of the top 100 economies were corporations. TNC’s and high net worth individuals use various


Corporate Corruption (Part 2): How to make multinational companies pay their fair share

Corporate Corruption (Part 2): How to make multinational companies pay their fair share By Erwan Malary | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 28 September 2018 As explained in Part 1, illicit financial flows out of South Africa are substantial and growing


SAPS must investigate events at Xolobeni without delay

SAPS must investigate events at Xolobeni without delay By Amnesty International South Africa | Source: Press Statement | 27 September 2018 The excessive use of force by the South African Police Service (SAPS) during a peaceful anti-mining protest in Xolobeni,


The Global Financial Crisis: A Decade Later – Still in the Danger Zone

The Global Financial Crisis: A Decade Later – Still in the Danger Zone Alternative Information and Development Center (AIDC) | 17 September 2018 15 September 2018 was exactly ten years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, ultimately culminating in a


#UniteBehind is ready to build a just and equal society

#UniteBehind is ready to build a just and equal society By Bruce Baigrie | Amandla Correspondent | 10 September 2018 On 6 April 2017, activists from various peoples’ movements and NGOs came together to organise the Cape Town Memorial for


Marx at 200 and Marxist experiments in Africa

Marx at 200 and Marxist experiments in Africa By Phindile Kunene | Amandla Magazine Issue 59 | 7 September 2018 Marxist ideas and forms of political expression seem to be marginal in popular struggles in Africa today. But the retreat


The Working Class Summit: a step towards united, militant action

The Working Class Summit: a step towards united, militant action By Amandla correspondent | Amandla Magazine Issue 59 | 4 September 2018 Working class formations in South Africa have been fragmented and in decline for a long time. Saftu itself


Role of Public Utilities in Transforming the Energy Sector [Livestream]

Role of Public Utilities in Transforming the Energy Sector From Neoliberalism to a Just Transition for Energy Democracy Eskom (South Africa’s) is in deep crisis, the state of South Africa’s public utility is not unique to South Africa indicative in