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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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David Mahlobo puts his foot on the gas in driving role of Central Energy Fund

David Mahlobo puts his foot on the gas in driving role of Central Energy Fund By Richard Worthington | 6 December 2017 We don’t often get a detailed PowerPoint presentation from an energy minister, particularly one that has not been

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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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Getting out of the mess [Amandla 55/56 Editorial]

Getting out of the mess Editorial Collective | Amandla! Issue No. 55/56 | December 2017 We have to acknowledge that we are sitting at a low point for popular movements and popular politics. Not just in South Africa. Look at

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AIDC answers Net 1: Statement of Clarification

AIDC answers Net 1: Statement of Clarification Net1 has contested the veracity of our report to Black Sash and CALS at Wits University. Our report focused on the inadequacy and inaccuracy of Net1’s subsidiary Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) Statement of

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CPS still courting controversy: 
Thin response on social grants saga invites criticism

CPS still courting controversy: Thin response on social grants saga invites criticism By Ann Crotty  in Financial Mail  It’s difficult to know who’s more damned by KPMG’s statement: Net1, KPMG or the entire audit profession In April 2014, when the

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Independent report dispute Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) disclosed full extent of profit

Independent report dispute Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) disclosed full extent of profit Joint Media Release by AIDC, Black Sash and CALS 19 November 2017 CPS financial statement submitted to the Constitutional Court, audited by KPMG, has not provided enough information

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AIDC calls for public audit of the debt [MTBPS 2017]

In face of debt crisis and state capture: AIDC calls for public audit of the debt “The government faces difficult choices”, Finance Minister Gigaba said in his Mid Term Budget Statement (MTBPS). But he made no choices. All decisions were

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What Gigaba should be saying

What Gigaba should be saying 24 October 2017 South Africa’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world. The country is number 12 on the list for high carbon emissions. These are the two biggest crises facing the

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7 Che Guevara quotes

7 Che Guevara quotes   Revolutionary Marxist – Che Guevara was murdered 50 years ago today.  Here are 7 of his more famous quotes, enjoy: If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine. 

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