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#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

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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

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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

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Intersectionality: Materialism or culturalism?

Intersectionality: Materialism or culturalism? Michael Nassen Smith | Amandla | 23 August 2018   Intersectionality has become a “master” concept in progressive circles today. With origins in critical legal studies in the USA, it has quickly spread across the globe

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Review: Learning for Living’: A much needed publication

Review: Learning for Living’: A much needed publication Siyabulele Mama | Amandla | 24 August 2018   ‘Learning for Living’ is a book that argues for an emancipatory and humanist pedagogy. 2018 marks 21 years since the death of Paulo

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End Illicit Financial Flows and Wage Evasion

End Illicit Financial Flows and Wage Evasion Transnational Corporations (TNC) wield a massive amount of power in the global economy. They use that power to undermine the sovereignty of nation states and consolidate themselves as the real rulers of the

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Geopolitics and the Role of BRICS

  Geopolitics and the Role of BRICS Dominic Brown | Amandlla | 28 July 2018 Ten years after the 2008 global financial crisis, the global economy is still stagnant and there are few prospects for a recovery. As a result,

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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

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Land Reform – A critique of Traditional Leadership

Land Reform – A critique of Traditional Leadership by Lwazi Ncapayi and Solomzi Ntungwa | 14 July 2018 | Amandla! Magazine The South African constitution recognises customary law as a source of law, and may be used in courts of

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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

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