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7 Words about water

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by Yvette Abrahams from Khoelife A lot of ignorance is going around about Cape Town’s water crisis. I find this strange since this crisis should have been foreseen. I wrote on this since 2009, personally workshopped every province in this country

Posted in One Million Climate Jobs

PRAVIN GORHAM’S BUDGET SPEECH REVEALS CURRENT POLITICAL PRIORITIES

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 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

Posted in AIDC

Workshop on IRP and access to energy

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Workshop on Integrated Resource Planning and access to energy – Outcomes Representatives of organised labour and community-based organisations met for a two-day workshop on 23 and 24 February 2017, convened by the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC). A series

Posted in One Million Climate Jobs

The Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power

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The TNC campaign held a pubic event on 8th February in the Solidarity Center at the Alternative Information and Development Center. This was an opportunity for people to learn more about the campaign and for them to learn how they

Posted in Campaigns to Dismantle Corporate Power

SARS attacks Judge Davis – after AIDC Tax Justice Workshop

SARS attacks Judge Davis Judge Dennis Davis speaking at a conference on tax evasion and illicit financial flows organised by the Alternative Information Development Centre (AIDC)

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

Posted in AIDC, AIDC News

Searching for New Left perspectives and strategies

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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

Posted in AIDC Events

The Coal Truckers, Koko And The Renewable Energy Smoke Screen

A worker supervises as a truck delivers coal supplies to the coal yard at the Grootvlei power station, operated by Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., in Grootvlei, South Africa, on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Eskom said South Africa's power supply remains strained as it investigates what caused a silo storing coal to collapse, forcing the state-owned utility to cut electricity to customers. Photographer: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg

To insinuate that the non-renewal of coal trucking contracts with Eskom is because of investment in renewable energy is disingenuous. The truck drivers’ protest on Wednesday last week (1 March) talks to a very legitimate concern about job security in

Posted in Fossil Fuels, One Million Climate Jobs, Renewable Energy

Philippi High students demand promised new school

Photo Credit: Ashraf Hendricks

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

Posted in Partners

Business and the state are twin enemies of SA’s poor

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Real radical economic transformation requires more than a binary battle between the private and public sectors — it needs an overhaul of morality: President Jacob Zuma has promised that the ANC will focus this year on achieving “radical” transformation of

Posted in Amandla

Who Said Nearly 50 Years Ago that Israel was an Apartheid State? 13th IAW Week

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At the onset of international ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ in solidarity with the embattled Palestinian people, I want to start by quoting a South African who emphatically stated as far back as 1963 that “Israel is an apartheid state.” Those were

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