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South Africa’s coal sector: energy security, ownership, and climate change

South Africa’s coal sector: energy security, ownership, and climate change By: Jesse Burton | Amandla Magazine Issue 49/50 | December 2016 South Africa’s coal sector depends on demand from Eskom, the largest user of coal in the country. For Eskom, cheap

Posted in Mineral Energy Complex, One Million Climate Jobs

Why stopping Eskom’s closures can be good for both unions and the environment  

Why stopping Eskom’s closures can be good for both unions and the environment Sean Sweeney | Amandla Magazine Issue 52 | May 2017  So the story goes like this: Eskom announces the early closure of five coal-fired electricity plants, beginning

Posted in One Million Climate Jobs

Land at the centre of President Zuma’s Radical Economic Transformation

Land at the centre of President Zuma’s Radical Economic Transformation By Mercia Andrews | Amandla! Magazine Issue No. 53 | JULY 2017 “Access to land is a key priority for people in the countryside. We will therefore review the appropriateness

Posted in Amandla, Land

The Right to say No to Mining! Yes to our future!

The Right to Say No to Mining! Yes to our future! 2nd Session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations  It was strong, powerful words like these by the Amadiba Crisis Committee, and echoed by peoples who

Posted in Campaigns to Dismantle Corporate Power

Women Surviving Lavender Hill (book reading)

Women Surviving Lavender Hill (book reading) 22 August 2017 we had the latest Amandla Forum – a book reading of “Women Surviving Lavender Hill” Women surviving Lavender Hill captures the stories of women living in one of the most dangerous

Posted in AIDC Events

‘Resistance is fertile’ – Amadiba agriculture challenges elite mining agenda

‘Resistance is fertile’ – Amadiba agriculture challenges elite mining agenda by Andrew Bennie | Daily Maverick Living on the northern-most portion of the Wild Coast of South Africa, the coastal Amadiba villages have been resisting the proposed Xolobeni Mineral Sands

Posted in Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), Partners

Women Surviving Lavender Hill (Book Reading)

WOMEN SURVIVING LAVENDER HILL (Book Reading) 22 August 2017 @ 18:00 – 20:00 129 Rochester Road, Observatory Women surviving Lavender Hill captures the stories of women living in one of the most dangerous townships in the Western Cape. Lavender Hill is

Posted in AIDC Events

Affected communities, organizers and jurors commit to toughen the fight against corporate impunity in SADC

Affected communities, organizers and jurors commit to toughen the fight against corporate impunity in SADC (Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg, 19th August 2017) – Yesterday, the second session of the Southern Africa Permanent People´s Tribunal on Transnational Corporations closed, more than two

Posted in AIDC

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

Posted in AIDC

Permanent Peoples Tribunal to Dismantle Corporate Power [17 & 18 August 2017]

Permanent Peoples Tribunal to Dismantle Corporate Power [17 & 18 August 2017] The Southern Africa Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power will be holding the 2nd Session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations. The Tribunal takes place on the 17th &

Posted in Campaigns to Dismantle Corporate Power