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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

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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

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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

AIDC Statement on 2017/2018 Budget
2017/18 Budget:  Another holding operation - "too little too late". Read More

PRAVIN GORHAM’S BUDGET SPEECH REVEALS CURRENT POLITICAL PRIORITIES

PRAVIN GORHAM’S BUDGET SPEECH REVEALS CURRENT POLITICAL PRIORITIES A simple word search of a 21 paged, 9526 word Report unintentionally reveals the utter unimportance of climate change. The number of hits for each word is given in brackets  Climate change

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SARS attacks Judge Davis – after AIDC Tax Justice Workshop

Judge Dennis Davis speaking at a conference on tax evasion and illicit financial flows organised by the Alternative Information Development Centre (AIDC) “We can have as much debate as we like about this (illicit flows), but if you do not

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Searching for New Left perspectives and strategies

The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) and the Transnational Institute (TNI), as part of the New Politics Platform, will host an international forum on “The crisis of Politics and The Search for new perspectives and strategies”. CONCEPT: As much

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Million Climate Jobs Meeting 21st February 2017

Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meetings have been taking place at AIDC´s premises since 2012. Approximately 21 participants attended the meeting on 21st February 2017. 1.    Dr Ed Wethli: Keeping Domestic Chickens Farming can be a major source of greenhouse gas:

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Philippi High students demand promised new school

About 150 learners march to the Metro South office of the education department Students from Philippi High marched to the offices of the Department of Education in Mitchells Plain demanding a new school be built.  On Monday, 6 March 2017, about

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Book Launch – An Empty Plate – 8 March

Book Launch: An Empty Plate with author Tracy Ledger Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:00 – 20:00 AIDC, Solidarity Centre – 129 Rochester Road, Observatory, 7925     Why is it that food prices are so high that millions of South

Communities, workers and students call for pro-poor budget
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Communities, Workers and Students demand Pro-Poor Budget

Approximately 100 workers affiliated to the soon to be launched new federation, student activists and community activists from unemployed people’s movements across the country marched to Parliament on Budget Day. Their demand was that the South African government tax the rich

International Conference - Crisis of Politics & the Politics of Crisis Crisis of Politics and the Politics of Crisis: Searching for new left thinking and strategies. Read More

New Politics – Workshops – 15 March 2017

AIDC (www.aidc.org.za) working with the Transnational Institute (www.tni.org) within the New Politics Platform will host a series of parallel workshops on 15 March 2017 in Cape Town. These workshops will be attended by 25 researchers, public intellectuals and social and

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Corporate Taxation and Profit Shifting Conference – Bringing the elite to order

Corporate Taxation and Profit Shifting Conference – ‘BRINGING THE ELITE TO ORDER’ 28 February – 1 March 2017 : Programme    Extensive research from inter-governmental commissions; NGOs; CSOs and academics, indicates a huge haemorrhage of potential public finances through illicit financial

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“Village vs Empire” – Amandla Screening – 23 FEB @ 6PM

We live in a MAD world – we live with the threat of nuclear warfare, where mad stands for Mutually Assured Destruction. Where the theatre of war shifts across the globe and is part of our reality, no matter who

AIDC Statement on 2017/2018 Budget
2017/18 Budget:  Another holding operation - "too little too late". Read More

2017/18 Budget: Another holding operation – Too little, too late

Alternative Information and Development Centre – 2017/18 Budget:  Another holding operation Under the extreme pressure of the Zuptas and other sections of the predatory elite, on the one hand, and the credit ratings agencies, on the other, Minister Gordhan has

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Project Spear, ABSA Saga, Apartheid Debt + + +

Former President Thabo Mbeki and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan  have gone to extraordinary lengths to discredit the CIEX report as the illiterate rantings of a retired British spy (Michael Oatley) and bounty-hunter.  Let us now also recall the uproar that

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OMCJ Monthly Meeting (21/02): Backyard traditional chickens as important food source

One Million Climate Jobs Campaign TUESDAY 21st FEBRUARY 2016 9.30 to 12.30 AIDC 129 Rochester Rd, Observatory (MEETING WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9.30!) Agenda: Apologies Introductions Backyard traditional chickens as important food source – Ed Wethli Nuclear update – Liz

A change of epoque? Movements strategy and emancipation project
“The old world is dying, the new world appears slowly and in this chiaroscuro emerge monsters "Read More

A change of epoque? Movements strategy and emancipation project

Important reading looking towards The AIDC-TNI Conference on the Crisis of Politics. This article was written for Le Monde Diplomatique, Brazil. Posted online in English at Intercoll, Wednesday 24 August 2016. By Gustave Massiah – A change of epoque? Movements strategy and emancipation

Save our Water demonstration in upmarket Cape Town Restaurant
The PHA Food & Farming Campaign held a demonstration in Cape Town (16 February 2017). Read More

“Save our Water” demonstration in upmarket Cape Town Restaurant:

Water a necessity turned into a commodity, that many Capetonians cannot afford. by Amandla Correspondent (16/02/17) The PHA Food & Farming Campaign [Philippi Horticultural Area] held a picket in Cape Town Thursday, 16 February 2017. They demanded that the Provincial

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Amadiba Crisis Committee: “Only fraud can pass the criminal traditional leadership bill through parliament”

ACC Press Statement( 2017-02-03): Public TLKB Hearing in Kokstad 3 February: “Only fraud can pass the criminal traditional leadership bill through parliament” This is how the chair of the parliamentary committee, Mr Richard Mgakane, conducts the public hearings on the

Changing context: the jump to the Right
It is essential to understand the current crises in order to respond appropriately, to do this it is critical to consider changes to the context that must be taken into account. Upon reflection we find that many of the changes to the context and the issues arising are interconnected and reinforce each other in various ways, and we need to think about how we position ourselves in response to this constant dynamism.

When nothing goes right go left – changes to the local and international political–economic context:

It is essential to understand the current crises in order to respond appropriately, to do this it is critical to consider changes to the context that must be taken into account. Upon reflection we find that many of the changes

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Deconstructing ‘white monopoly capital’

From Mail & Guardian By Khadija Patel 27 Jan 2017 00:00 “White monopoly capital” is a recurring theme in contemporary political discourse. But a Google search of the term returns results that variously describe it as a bogus grouping or

Conference: The Crisis of Politics - The Political Crisis
The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) together with the Transnational Institute in the Netherlands, as part of the New Politics Platform, hosted an international conference on the crisis of politics and the politics of crisis. The conference will take place from 16 – 18 March 2017.  Read More

Crisis of Politics – Politics of Crisis

CRISIS OF POLITICS –POLITICS OF CRISIS CONFERENCE: 16 – 18 MARCH 2017 CAPE TOWN The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) together with the Transnational Institute in the Netherlands, as part of the New Politics Platform, hosted an international conference on

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Robertson Strike – CSAAWU is the Hope

By: Amandla! Correspondent From: Amandla issue 49/50, December 2016 The 14 week long strike at Robertson Winery (RW) in Western Cape is over, but the struggle surely isn’t. 220 workers went out on strike at the end of August for

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Summary Million Climate Jobs Meeting 26th January 2017

Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meetings have been taking place at AIDC´s premises since 2012. The main items at its most recent meeting on 26th January 2017, was backyard agriculture using waste water. It was well attended by approximately 30 participants.