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Watch: Rainwater Harvesting Cartoon

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South Africa is a water scarce country. Now in times of drought our water supply is increasingly threatened, for all of us. The government has provided a limited amount of free basic water. This amount of Free basic water has never been

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A Marxist Analysis of Climate Change

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From: Climate & Capitalism An ecosocialist journal By: Terry Townsend Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, has helped dramatize for a whole new generation the enormity of the global environmental crisis we face. Global warming is just the latest manifestation

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A change of epoque? Movements strategy and emancipation project

A change of epoque? Movements strategy and emancipation project
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Important reading looking towards The AIDC-TNI Conference on the Crisis of Politics. This article was written for Le Monde Diplomatique, Brazil. Posted online in English at Intercoll, Wednesday 24 August 2016. By Gustave Massiah – A change of epoque? Movements strategy and emancipation

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Strike interdicts upset the balance

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By: Amandla! correspondent From: Amandla! Issue No.49/50  DECEMBER 2016 Section 23 of the 1996 Constitution entrenches the right of every worker to strike. The Labour Relations Act (LRA ) gives content to this right, and takes it further: as long

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The crises in steel and mining and what they mean for the South African economy

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By:  Sam Ashman From: Amandla! Issue No.49/50  (DECEMBER 2016) The crises in steel and mining and what they mean for the South African economy The core of the South African economy has been hit by significant crises in the steel

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

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By: Jesse Burton From: Amandla 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 domestic coal has been a key input for 50 years. Until the

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Water struggles from Johannesburg and beyond

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The water crisis is not new as this article from 2008 shows… From: Amandla #2 June/July 2008 By: Dale McKinley It’s been five years since residents of the poor community of Phiri (Soweto) were first confronted with the practical consequences

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Maloma Collieries, Chancellor House and Tibiyo TakaNgwane

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From: Amandla! 49/50, December 2016 By: Amandla! correspondent In August 2016, activists, workers and community members presented cases to the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations. This is the latest in the series we have been publishing. When

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Deconstructing ‘white monopoly capital’

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From Mail & Guardian By Khadija Patel 27 Jan 2017 00:00 “White monopoly capital” is a recurring theme in contemporary political discourse. But a Google search of the term returns results that variously describe it as a bogus grouping or

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Robertson Strike – CSAAWU is the Hope

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By: Amandla! Correspondent From: Amandla issue 49/50, December 2016 The 14 week long strike at Robertson Winery (RW) in Western Cape is over, but the struggle surely isn’t. 220 workers went out on strike at the end of August for

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