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Historic Court Case on the Right to Say No to Mining

On 23 April 2018 the Amadiba Crisis Committee, represented by their lawyers Richard Spoor Inc. and the Legal Resources Centre, is taking the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to court over attempts to mine their land in Xolobeni on the

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Ramaphosa and the implications for the left

Ramaphosa and the implications for the left Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 |Editorial | April 2018  There has been a lot of water under the bridge since the last issue of Amandla. Or has there? Are we witnessing a real change

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Ramaphosa and Gigaba have allowed a good crisis to go to waste.

Ramaphosa and Gigaba have allowed a good crisis to go to waste. Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) | 22 FEBRUARY 2018 Budgets do not represent the sum total of a government’s economic policy. They indicate the direction of things

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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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