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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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AIDC Statement: a National Minimum Wage? – We need to be treated as humans

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The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC), welcomes government’s intervention in implementing a national minimum wage but we vehemently reject the stipulated R3500 because it undermines the value of human life and dignity. NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: A national minimum wage

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Personal Income Taxation and the struggle against inequality in an era of crisis

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AIDC has recently published a booklet on Personal Income Tax produced by Dick Forslund. In this booklet we argue that rampant corruption isn´t an excuse for not increasing taxes on corporations and the rich. Tax dodging is a part of

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Week of Peoples Mobilisation in Geneva from 23rd to 29th October

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Next week, the 25-28 October, the United Nations Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Business and Human Rights will be in session. The Southern Africa Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power, will be right there, during a Week of Mobilisation to demand

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CSAAWU General Secretary on the Robertson Winery Strike

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From: Trevor Christians CSAAWU General Secretary 15 September 2015 Dear Comrades Again our thanks for your feedback and continuous support for the struggle of striking Roberson Winery workers and rural workers in general. Your support has forced the Winery bosses

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Permanent Peoples Tribunal – Jurors Report

Interview with Ilham Rawoot organiser of the Permanent Peoples Tribunal in Swaziland

Following the first Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations, which took place in Manzini on 16th and 17th August 2016, we would like to present you with the Jurors’ Report. The Tribunal brought together 500 people over 2

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Robertson Winery Strike: David vs Goliath

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Poverty has a human face. The Marikana Massacre and the farm workers strike in the Western Cape, in 2012-13, forced into the public consciousness the reality of workers condemned to live in poverty. Poverty is, indeed, now recognised by all

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LGE 2016 – not much for the left to celebrate

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The left and the elections Following the 2016 local government elections, it is not just the ruling ANC that is licking its wounds, but the left has very little to celebrate outside of the consolidation of the Economic Freedom Fighters

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Southern Africans speak at Tribunal to dismantle corporate power

Interview with Ilham Rawoot organiser of the Permanent Peoples Tribunal in Swaziland

Southern Africans speak at Tribunal to dismantle corporate power (16 August 2016 – Manzini, Swaziland, SEATINI Reportage) – Testimonies expected from people and communities at the International Permanent Peoples Tribunal included a litany of charges against various Transnational Corporations (TNCs)

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The Great Rip-Off – South Africa loses billions in export misinvoicing

The Great Rip Off - Exclusive Report“This suggests that export underinvoicing is not due to underreporting of the true value of gold exports, but rather to pure smuggling of gold out of the country. In other words, virtually all gold exported by South Africa leaves the country unreported.”...Read More

Exclusive report “This suggests that export underinvoicing is not due to underreporting of the true value of gold exports, but rather to pure smuggling of gold out of the country. In other words, virtually all gold exported by South Africa

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