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NUMSA is correct on the need for a new political party with a working-class ideology in SA

NUMSA is correct on the need for a new political party with a working-class ideology in SA By Thabang Bhili | Originally for Amandla | 20 July 2018 Our situation The objective conditions of the working class have been so


Freedom Isn’t Free [Screening]

Join us on 24 July 2018 at AIDC (129 Rochester Road, Observatory) for a screening of Freedom Isn’t Free, the Freedom Charter Today and a discussion with Martin Jansen, the producer writer and director of the film.  Synopsis: Freedom Isn’t


Can Ramaphosa Deliver?

Can Ramaphosa Deliver? 19 July 2018 | 18:00 – 20:00 | 129 Rochester Road, Observatory, Cape Town Will Ramaphosa Deliver? Will CR’s “new dawn” introduce an alternative growth path that breaks from the ecologically-damaging mineral-energy complex? What local and global


Interview with Enoch Godongwana

Interview with Enoch Godongwana By Amandla Correspondent | Amandla! Issue 57 | 10 July 2018 Amandla! interviewed Enoch Godongwana, Chair of the ANC’s subcommittee on economic transformation. We sent him a series of questions and these are the answers we


Mining communities reject new draft charter

Mining communities reject new draft charter By Lisa Steyn | Original Source: Business Day | 6 July 2018 The largest network of communities affected by mining in SA has rejected the draft Mining Charter ahead of a summit this weekend.


Freedom Isn’t Free [Screening & Discussion]

Freedom Isn’t Free Screening & Discussion 24 July | 18:00 – 20:30 | Venue: 129 Rochester Road, Observatory Cape Town Synopsis: Freedom Isn’t Free challenges the ANC government with its failure to bring into being the words and resolutions of the


PHM-SA Statement on National Health Insurance Bill

PHM-SA Statement on National Health Insurance Bill By People’s Health Movement | Press Release | 26 June 2018 The long-awaited National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is welcomed by the People’s Health Movement South Africa (PHM-SA) in that it affirms “universal


Dysfunctional economy needs urgent change

Dysfunctional economy needs urgent change By Amandla! Editorial Collective | Amandla! Issue 58 | 26 June 2018 Stats SA reported disastrous results for the economy for the first three months of this year. The economy shrank by 2.2%. This prompted


BRICS in Africa: “You are either at the table or on the menu”

BRICS in Africa: “You are either at the table or on the menu” At a Johannesburg BRICS think tank, scholars get drunk on their own rhetoric By Patrick Bond  South African academics and think tanks met on 28-31 May 2018


Famous Mtentu River damaged by up-stream sand from Sanral’s N2 mega-bridge project

Famous Mtentu River damaged by up-stream sand from Sanral’s N2 mega-bridge project By Amadiba Crisis Committee | Press Release | 14 June 2018 At a visit in Jama village two weeks ago, the problem of a more than one meter


Can Ramaphosa Deliver?

Can Ramaphosa Deliver? 21 June at 18:00 | Venue: 129 Rochester Road, Observatory Cape Town Phindile Kunene and Rob Petersen will be discussing: Will CR’s “new dawn”  introduce an alternative growth path that breaks from the ecologically-damaging minerals-energy complex? What


Reordering The Anthropocene

Reordering The Anthropocene By Matt Hern & Am Johal | Original Source: Red Pepper | 12 June 2018 We need a new politics of ecology, write Matt Hern and Am Johal – one which transforms our relationships to each other, to other species, to


Feminism in Formation

Feminism in Formation Amandla Magazine | Issue 36 | November 2014 The Rita Edwards Collective (REC) is a feminist organisation that claims to be reimagining traditional forms of organising. Amandla! interviewed an REC member at an REC meeting in 2014


Life is Wonderful [Screening & Discussion]

Life is Wonderful – Screening & Discussion 2 June at 10:30  Venue: 129 Rochester Road, Observatory, Cape Town   On Saturday, 2 June, Amandla Forum and the Institute For African Alternatives (IFAA) will be screening “Life Is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung


ACC publishes the “secret” Biodiversity Offset Agreement

ACC publishes the “secret”  Biodiversity Offset Agreement The Environmental Authorisation for the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road (N2WCTR) says that an Environmental Management Committee (EMC) must ensure that an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is properly implemented and that there is


Government Departments powerless against N2 Wild Coast Toll Road transgressions

Government Departments powerless against N2 Wild Coast Toll Road transgressions On 15 May, Nonhle Mbuthuma from ACC was allowed to be one of three “observers” when the Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC) met at Wild Coast Sun. A journalist from SABC’s


BRICS: Liberators or Agents of Imperialism with Patrick Bond

 BRICS: Liberators or Agents of Imperialism with Patrick Bond [Amandla! Forum] All welcome! From the 25-27 July the BRICS heads of state will be meeting at the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg. Ahead of the summit Patrick Bond will give an


The Unfreedom of Freedom Day: What is class?

The Unfreedom of Freedom Day: What is class? By Jeff Rudin | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 10 May 2018 Such is the alleged similarity between today and 24 years ago that it is now commonplace for black people to decry


Thoughts from the left: What causes mental illness, and how does one treat it?

[Amandla Forum] Thoughts from the left: What causes mental illness, and how does one treat it All welcome! Psychotherapy is often derided as a middle-class indulgence. Prof Wahbie Long’s talk will examine the potential for a more socially responsive profession


Celebrating Marx’s 200th

Celebrating Marx’s 200th We bring you a series of articles and a couple of videos from around the world that celebrated the day Karl Marx was born 200 years ago on 5 May 1818 in the southern German town of


Marx’s Open-Ended Critique

Marx’s Open-Ended Critique by John Bellamy Foster | Original Source: Monthly Review | 4 March 2018 Two hundred years after Karl Marx’s birth, the influence of his critique of capital is now as great as ever, in the context of


From May 1968 to May 2018: Politics and Student Strikes

From May 1968 to May 2018: Politics and Student Strikes by Daniel Warner | Original Source: Counter Punch | 2 May 2018 Much is and will be written comparing the student uprisings in the late 1960s in the United States


#Right2SayNo Across Borders

On the 23rd of April 2018, the Amadiba Crisis Committee was at the Pretoria High Court to fight for the #Right2SayNo to mining in Xolobeni, in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The community movement formed in 2007 to


Historic Court Case on the Right to Say No to Mining

On 23 April 2018 the Amadiba Crisis Committee, represented by their lawyers Richard Spoor Inc. and the Legal Resources Centre, is taking the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to court over attempts to mine their land in Xolobeni on the