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40+ Civil Society Organisations Reject proposed increase in VAT (updated)

40+ Civil Society Organisations reject proposed increase in VAT: Tax the wealthy to invest in our future! We are alarmed to hear that the Minister of Finance is proposing a 1% increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) to 15%. In

Posted in Amandla

Rethinking economic policy and strategy

Rethinking economic policy and strategy By Zunaid Moolla | Amandla! magazine Issue 55-56 | December 2017 Let us start with a few words of sympathy for Malusi Gigaba. He was thrust into the position of Minister of Finance as a

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Waterless Toilets

Please save the date for our next Million Climate Jobs meeting on the 22nd of February. The main new agenda item will be on waterless toilets. The meeting will take place from 9.30 to 12.30 at AIDC. The full Agenda

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Worker Resistance in a Time of Labour Market Restructuring

Worker Resistance in a Time of Labour Market Restructuring By Siviwe Mhlana | Amandla! Magazine Issue 55/56 | December 2017 On 10 July 2017, following an appeal by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), the Labour Appeal

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Free Ahed Tamimi & end the violation of children’s rights by the Israeli Apartheid State

Free Ahed Tamimi & end the violation of children’s rights by the Israeli Apartheid State Dominic Brown | Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) The Israel Apartheid State continues to openly disregard it obligations to protect children from excessively harsh

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2nd Session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations

2nd Session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations By Amandla correspondent | Amandla Magazine Issue 55-56 | December 2017 When the walls of the atrium heard the stories of struggle, of dissent and of resistance by

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No bad woman, just bad laws: why the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa is a feminist issue

No bad woman, just bad laws: why the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa is a feminist issue By Nosipho Vidima and Ishtar Lakhani | Amandla! Magazine Issue 55-56 | December 2017 In South Africa we are losing the

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Living the future in Kwazakhele

Living the future in Kwazakhele By Janet Cherry | Amandla! Magazine Issue 55-56 | December 2017 One hundred years after the Boshevik Revolution, the advocates of global capitalism repeat their neoliberal mantra: There is no alternative.  Socialism has failed everywhere,

Posted in Amandla, Climate Change, New Politics, Renewable Energy

Whither South Africa?

Whither South Africa? How to build a counter power to the unravelling hegemony of the ANC Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue 4| Editorial | 7 December 2017 ANC December Conference  The South African economic crisis has morphed into a political crisis,

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Inequality in a photograph – Nairobi, Kenya

Inequality in a photograph – Nairobi, Kenya Forty Billionaires and Forty Million Beggars Although Kenya often appears in the press as a nation split by ethnic discord, it has just two “tribes”: the rich and the poor. Read more  

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