Sex is political not personal

NUMBER OF SHOCKING incidents have featured in the news recently. In one incident, primary school children simulated rape on school playgrounds in the ‘rape game’. Rather than being distressing to the children, the game provoked laughter. In another, teenagers circulated images


Changing the law to take the land

By Local Amandla! Correspondent for Amandla! Magazine Issue 51 The protection of community land is threatened. Right now, there are proposals on three laws being debated. They concern the removal of all such protection. A significant proportion of land in


A new federation: way forward or cul de sac?

Amandla! correspondent in Amandla! Issue No.46 |JUNE 2016 The workers summit of April 30 brought together 51 unions, including the 22 affiliates of Nactu. On its own that is an achievement and a gain. The final declaration of the Summit included


Palestinian Hunger Strike for Human Dignity [AIDC Statement]

Palestinian Hunger Strike for Human Dignity The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) stands in solidarity with over a thousand five hundred Palestinian prisoners who have embarked on a prolonged mass hunger strike. The hunger strike has lasted since Palestinian Prisoners


Amadiba Crisis Committee: the struggle continues

By Amandla! Correspondent Amandla! Issue No.46  JUNE 2016 In Amandla! 45, we reported on the cynical assassination of Bazooka Radebe, the chairperson of the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC ). ACC has been involved in a decadelong fight against an Australian

Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma. (Madelene Cronjé)

Zuma’s Regime Must Go [Amandla! 52 Editorial]

Zuma’s Regime Must Go [Amandla! 52 Editorial] Imagine. The political crisis is over. Zuma has resigned and been allowed to leave the country for the Philippines, where President Duterte has said he can stay as long as he likes. The

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Some lessons from history

Some lessons from history By Jan Theron Theron, was General Secretary of Food and Canning Workers Union from 1976 to 1986, writes on lessons for the new federation ahead of the launch of the South Arican Federation of Trade Unions


[Review] “I Am Not Your Negro”

Now and then, and despite its capitalist and racial biases, our culture throws up something that can speak quite eloquently and uniquely about the times we’re living through. In this case, I’m referring to an amazing documentary film that has


The world After GDP

Join Amandla! next Thursday [11/05] to discuss a wellbeing economy, and the world after GDP. GDP is much more than a simple statistic. It has become the overarching benchmark of success and a powerful ordering principle at the heart of


Join us: May Day Rally

Workers, students, unemployed, youth… Join us! Progressive Youth Movement, Workers World Media Production, Alternative Information and Development Centre, International Labour Research Information Group, are organizing a May Day of the exploited and oppressed working class. The rally seeks to unite forces of


South African Federation of Trade Unions [SAFTU] Launch

Opening address by Raymond Mnguni, Chairperson of the Steering Committee for the new trade union federation, 21 April 2017, Boksburg Comrade Chairperson, delegates, visitors and friends On behalf of the Steering Committee I welcome you all to this historic gathering.


“Communities must have right to say No to mining”

Amadiba Crisis Committee: Public Hearing on MPRDA Amendment Bill in Xolobeni: “Communities must have right to say No to mining” Today the Alfred Nzo District Municipality public hearing on the Amendment Bill of Mining and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA)

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Food and Nutrition Crisis [Public Discussion]

Join Amandla Forums this evening (20 April at 18:00), as we host Professor David Sanders who will speak to how “the food and nutrition crisis should be viewed with the same urgency as HIV/AIDS was 15 years ago”, a follow up


NUMSA rejects latest wage offer!

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) have rejected the latest wage offer by Employers in the Bus Passenger sector. Thousands of NUMSA members have gone on strike to protest against the dehumanising conditions faced by



Amandla Forum: ZANUFICATION or RENEWAL: Whither ANC?  SPEAKERS: Jeremy Cronin  (Deputy General-Secretary of SACP) Tony Ehrenreich  (Western Cape Provincial Secretary of COSATU) Floyd Shivambu  (Deputy President EFF) Noor Nieftagodien (AIDC Board member and AMANDLA collective) 19 APRIL 2017 @ 6PM


Amadiba Crisis Committee: SANRAL’s CEO to Xolobeni on the Wild Coast [Thursday, 6 April]

Amadiba Crisis Committee 2017-04-04: SANRAL’s CEO to Xolobeni on the Wild Coast this Thursday, 6 April Invited in February by Umgungundlovu Traditional Authority, SANRAL’s new CEO Skhumbuzo Macozoma has confirmed he will visit the Umgungundlovu Great Place in Xolobeni. This



CSAAWU THREATENS RENEWED BOYCOTT CALL   The farmworkers union, CSAAWU, is threatening to reinstate its global call for a boycott of Robertson Winery because the corporation is apparently refusing to honour it’s agreement signed at the end of last year’s


Launch of _ Renewable Energy: Where are the Jobs? – A critique of the government´s socio-economic programme.

The need for countries to transition from coal and nuclear electricity generation to a renewable energy supply has become a necessity in light of the climate change crisis that now threatens our survival. South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers

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Zuma goes for broke – Unite and fight for Zuma and his policies to go [AIDC Statement]

AIDC Statement: Unite and fight for Zuma and his policies to go  Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle, which removed the finance ministers Gordhan and Jonas, amongst others, opens the door to the looting of the state on an unprecedented scale.  At the heart

New federation officially registered!
New federation officially registered the new federation under the name South African Federation of Trade Unions. Read More

[Editorial] A new federation?

In the latest issue of Amandla!, we focus on the labour movement. We are soon to witness what some have called a “momentous event in the history of the working class in South Africa” – the launch of a new,


Climate Jobs Meeting 30th March – Agenda

The next One Million Climate Jobs Campaign monthly meeting is going to take place on THURSDAY 30th MARCH 2016 9.30 to 12.30 AIDC 129 Rochester Rd, Observatory (MEETING WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9.30!)   AGENDA Apologies Introductions Impact of taking


Xolobeni Community to SANRAL: “Cease and desist from all activities in Umgungundlovu”.

Amadiba Crisis Committee 2017-03-23: Xolobeni Community to SANRAL: “Cease and desist from all activities in Umgungundlovu”. On 14 February, SANRAL’s new CEO Mr Macozoma got an invitation delivered by hand in Pretoria from Umgungundlovu Traditional Authority (TA) to discuss the

New federation officially registered!
New federation officially registered the new federation under the name South African Federation of Trade Unions. Read More

New federation officially registered!

New federation officially registered! The Steering Committee for a new workers’ trade union federation is proud to announce that the Department of Labour has today officially registered the new federation under the name South African Federation of Trade Unions, subject


Book Launch – Renewable Energy: Where are the jobs?

Book Launch – Renewable Energy: Where are the jobs?  @ AIDC at 18.00 on the 28th. The long awaited AIDC-commissioned research – RENEWABLE ENERGY: WHERE ARE THE JOBS – A Critique Of The Government’s Socio-Economic Programme – will be launched