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OPENING OF THE 2017 SADC PEOPLE’S SUMMIT 

MEDIA ALERT  16 August 2017  OPENING OF THE 2017 SADC PEOPLE’S SUMMIT  The 2017 SADC People’s Summit will officially be opened today at 16:00 at Constitutional Hill, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. This year’s summit will bring together over a thousand delegates from all over the


UNEMPLOYED PEOPLES ASSEMBLY  (17TH AUGUST 2017)

UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE ASSEMBLY  (17TH AUGUST 2017) The Unemployed People’s Assembly for the Right2Work on the 17th of August 2017. Unemployed movements from around the country, will converge at Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg to demand the right to work. This is in the


Commemorating Marikana: The spirit of Mambush lives on

Commemorating Marikana: The spirit of Mambush lives on By: Luke Sinwell and Siphiwe Mbatha | Amandla! Issue No. 32 | October/November 2013 On 16 August 2013, exactly one year after the Marikana Massacre, 20,000 workers peacefully commemorated that fateful day. Church


Invisible hands: Women of Marikana

When we think of Marikana we think of the infamous event that took place on 16 August 2012, leading to the death of 34 striking miners. Scholarly analysis takes this further than the event to broader labour–capital relations. While useful, the


SAPSN People’ Summit [16 – 18 August 2017]

 SAPSN People’ Summit [16 – 18 August 2017] On the eve of the 37th SADC Summit we make a call for trade unions, the social movements of our region big and small, for activists, militants and radical intellectuals to converge


2017 Permanent Peoples Tribunal (South Africa)

2017 Permanent Peoples Tribunal (South Africa) – To End Corporate Impunity The second session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations will be held on the 15-18th August 2017, in Johannesburg. The Tribunal, hosted by the Southern


Nationalism: Lessons from India

The on-going calls for ‘radical economic transformation’ as well as arguments about how lack of ‘economic freedom’ undermines political independence, sharply raise questions about the nature of the ideology that drove the liberation struggle, African nationalism. As we examine African


AIDC Trade Union Education Program (2017)

Workers Political Education Program: The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) works towards advancing a just transition to a wage led low carbon economy development path. To this end we have been working with several trade unions towards strengthening an


Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them”. William Shakespeare Mandela Day is celebrated every year on 18th July, Mandela´s birthday, to honour his legacy. Let us pay tribute to him as


Report supports national minimum wage

From: Amandla! Issue No.48 | OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 In July 2016, Wits’ School of Economic and Business Sciences produced a report on the hotly debated issue of a national minimum wage. It was the result of a series of working papers


#OccupyLuthuliHouse and the “morbid symptoms” of exile and incumbency

By: Ayabonga Cawe From: Amandla! Issue No.47 | SEPTEMBER 2016 The poster is as simple as its message. With just two logos, that of the ANC Youth League and the ANC, the black text boldly reads, “Chris Hani never march(sic)


Twelves years a slave

Twelves years a slave 10 July in 1807 or 1808, Solomon Northrup, a free African-American who was later kidnapped into slavery in Louisiana and wrote the book 12 Years a Slave, now a major motion picture, was born. This is


BEE out of the closet: Malikane’s alliance for “black” capitalism

BEE out of the closet: Malikane’s alliance for “black” capitalism By Dick Forslund | Amandla Magazine Issue 52 | May 2017 Professor Chris Malikane at Wits is one of the advisors to the new and nervous Finance Minister, Mr Gigaba.


Fighting back against repression:CSAAWU organises on the farms of the Western Cape

From: Amandla! Issue No.42 | OCTOBER 2015 After the 2012 strike in the Western Cape, farmworkers’ organisations have organised themselves into an umbrella group – and they have experienced a backlash from employers. Amandla! interviewed Karel Swart, Deputy General Secretary


[ACC update] “Make your choice, Minister Zwane.”

Amadiba Crisis Committee 2017-07-05:   “We don’t want any ’18 month moratorium’. Make your choice, Minister Mr Zwane, and heed our decision to say no thank you to your mining. Otherwise see us in court.” This was the message from


Small scale Renewable Energy to provide access to affordable electricity

Small scale Renewable Energy to provide access to affordable electricity Hello everyone! the next Million Climate Jobs Monthly meeting will take place on TUESDAY, 25th JULY, at 9:30 Venue 129 Rochester Road, Observatory (AIDC). Frank Spencer from the OMCO Group will introduce


Water flows to money and climate change wont change this [Podcast]

Water flows to money and climate change wont change this Cape Towns responses to the drought The latest One Million Climate Jobs Monthly meeting took place at AIDC on the 4 July 2017. The feature input looked at Cape Town’s responses


Clarion Call for Solidarity with Izwelethu Occupation (Khayelitsha)

We are black working class activists that have initiated an occupation as part of a broader struggle to reclaim our land and our city. We are making a call for political and material solidarity. We the backyarders of Town 2,


In defence of the constitution

In defence of the constitution Yesterday Prof Mark Swilling reflected on State Capture and the Shadow State, at a public meeting at AIDC. Swilling predicts that, if the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa is captured, we can expect


Radical economic transformation: between the smoke and mirrors [Amandla 53 Editorial]

Radical economic transformation: between the smoke and mirrors A complicated game of smoke and mirrors is being played as the battle unfolds for the ANC, the state and the inside track to plunder South Africa’s economic wealth. Nothing is what


#MenAreTrash Talk [Podcast]

#MenAreTrash Talk [Podcast] Amandla Magazine facilitated and hosted a discussion to reflect on how organisations and movements are addressing gender based violence within their organisations / movements and how these organisations / movements are tackling patriarchy in general. In this


SAFTU contacts per sector

SAFTU contacts per sector The emergence of the new federation, SAFTU, offers hope to the current crisis in national worker representation and presents itself as a new dawn for South Africa’s trade union movement. It has proposed to fulfill the


[Amandla! Forum] State Capture & the Shadow State:

State Capture & the Shadow State: Betrayal of a promise is Prof Mark Swilling and a number of other leading academics attempt at a systematic analysis of the Zupta state capture project.  Pravin Gordhan repeatedly asks us to connect the dots.


Youth Day 2017

Progressive youth, civic, labour and faith based formations joins forces for Youth Day 2017: Join working class and progressive youth commissions on 4 focus areas: Free education Occupying urban and rural land Unemployment Gender based violence Before enjoying cultural and