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Power to the People: time for energy justice in Africa


Power to the People: time for energy justice in Africa by Kumi Naidoo written for Amandla! Magazine Issue 51. This is a call to action. We should not let a dominant faction in the South African government gamble our future on

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Whither ANC Debate [Amandla Forum report]

Zanufication or Renewal: ANC Debate
Is the ANC going down the Mugabe Road, or can the ANC self-correct? What are the other alternatives?  Read more

Between 250 to 300 people attended the public debate titled “Whither ANC” organised by Amandla Magazine and the Alternative Information and Development Centre AIDC, an activist think-tank based in Cape Town. This debate was organised after the two components of

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Tribute to Kenneth Abrahams

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Tribute to Kenneth Abrahams By Shaun Whittaker and Harry Boesak The last public appearance of Kenneth Abrahams was at a socialist conference in Windhoek in September 2012, where he delivered a long tribute to his former comrade, Neville Alexander. The

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The world After GDP


Join Amandla! next Thursday [11/05] to discuss a wellbeing economy, and the world after GDP. GDP is much more than a simple statistic. It has become the overarching benchmark of success and a powerful ordering principle at the heart of

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SA’s poor pay for Zuma and rating downgrade

A striking miner holds a cardboard box on his head with text reading "12,500 Rands" as striking miners chant slogans while marching to Wonderkop Stadium near Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana on January 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

The Capitalist system remains irrational, and is not about to change now because of political events by Gumani Tshimomola Despite the recent downgrading of South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status by Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global and Fitch

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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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