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SARS attacks Judge Davis – after AIDC Tax Justice Workshop

SARS attacks Judge Davis Judge Dennis Davis speaking at a conference on tax evasion and illicit financial flows organised by the Alternative Information Development Centre (AIDC)

Judge Dennis Davis speaking at a conference on tax evasion and illicit financial flows organised by the Alternative Information Development Centre (AIDC) “We can have as much debate as we like about this (illicit flows), but if you do not

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Communities, Workers and Students demand Pro-Poor Budget

Communities, workers and students call for pro-poor budget
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Approximately 100 workers affiliated to the soon to be launched new federation, student activists and community activists from unemployed people’s movements across the country marched to Parliament on Budget Day. Their demand was that the South African government tax the rich

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New Politics – Workshops – 15 March 2017

International Conference - Crisis of Politics & the Politics of Crisis Crisis of Politics and the Politics of Crisis: Searching for new left thinking and strategies. Read More

AIDC (www.aidc.org.za) working with the Transnational Institute (www.tni.org) within the New Politics Platform will host a series of parallel workshops on 15 March 2017 in Cape Town. These workshops will be attended by 25 researchers, public intellectuals and social and

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2017/18 Budget: Another holding operation – Too little, too late

AIDC Statement on 2017/2018 Budget
2017/18 Budget:  Another holding operation - "too little too late". Read More

Alternative Information and Development Centre – 2017/18 Budget:  Another holding operation Under the extreme pressure of the Zuptas and other sections of the predatory elite, on the one hand, and the credit ratings agencies, on the other, Minister Gordhan has

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Project Spear, ABSA Saga, Apartheid Debt + + +

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Project Spear, ABSA Saga, Apartheid Debt + + + By Terry Crawford-Browne Former President Thabo Mbeki and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan  have gone to extraordinary lengths to discredit the CIEX report as the illiterate rantings of a retired British spy

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A change of epoque? Movements strategy and emancipation project

A change of epoque? Movements strategy and emancipation project
“The old world is dying, the new world appears slowly and in this chiaroscuro emerge monsters "Read More

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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When nothing goes right go left – changes to the local and international political–economic context:

Changing context: the jump to the Right
It is essential to understand the current crises in order to respond appropriately, to do this it is critical to consider changes to the context that must be taken into account. Upon reflection we find that many of the changes to the context and the issues arising are interconnected and reinforce each other in various ways, and we need to think about how we position ourselves in response to this constant dynamism.

It is essential to understand the current crises in order to respond appropriately, to do this it is critical to consider changes to the context that must be taken into account. Upon reflection we find that many of the changes

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Crisis of Politics – Politics of Crisis

Conference: The Crisis of Politics - The Political Crisis
The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) together with the Transnational Institute in the Netherlands, as part of the New Politics Platform, hosted an international conference on the crisis of politics and the politics of crisis. The conference will take place from 16 – 18 March 2017.  Read More

CRISIS OF POLITICS –POLITICS OF CRISIS CONFERENCE: 16 – 18 MARCH 2017 CAPE TOWN The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) together with the Transnational Institute in the Netherlands, as part of the New Politics Platform, hosted an international conference on

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The National Minimum Wage and the struggle for ending the low wage regime

National Minimum Wage
AIDC Statement: a National Minimum Wage? - We need to be treated as humans Read More

Following the “R3500” national minimum wage (NMW) proposal from the government, we hope to see the start of a broad public debate about the conditions for the workers in South Africa. We welcome this debate pushed by unions and civil society

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Analysis: State Capture Report Released

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The long awaited State Capture report has been released and is ready to be downloaded. AIDC welcomes the release of the report and its findings. The report alludes to major transgressions made by the president and others, however makes no findings

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