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Jay Naidoo speaks at new federation launch


When forming COSATU in the 1980’s, there were different elephants in the room, these different elephants had to learn to talk to each other in order to establish the launch of COSATU at the time. In 2017, as the standard

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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.

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“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]

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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

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Well and truly Captured


Ahead of the Amandla! Forum on “Whither ANC: Zanufication or Renewal” , taking place in Cape Town today (19 April 2017), we thought we would republish the Amandla Editorial from Amandla Issue 48 “Dangerous Times”. The editorial was published in October/November 2016, but

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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

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Mega-Mergers: 3 giant corporations controlling South Africa’s Food and Farming systems


Mega-Mergers: 3 giant corporations controlling South Africa’s Food and Farming systems   Amidst the deepening political crisis in which South Africa is mired, another slow-burning crisis is playing out in our food and farming systems as three mega mergers are

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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

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Vavi on the New Federation [Exclusive interview]

New Federation? [Amandla 51 Editorial]
In the latest issue of Amandla!, we focus on the labour movement Read More

Amandla! interviews Zwelinzima Vavi ahead of the Launch of the new labour federation – South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) “There is an excitement, I mean on the ground people are ready, people are looking forward to this new

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YET ANOTHER MAJOR SUPERMARKET EXPLOITS ITS WORKERS Strikers challenge Pick ‘n Pay’s questionable labour practices by Lynford Dor On 28 February, 2017, 58 workers who make baked goods for Pick ‘n Pay embarked on a protected strike, demanding to be

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