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ANC today – deeply divided

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ANC Today By: Gumani Tshimomola | Amandla! Issue No.47 | SEPTEMBER 2016 The African National Congress of late has suffered misfortune that has deeply divided the party. This includes the misfortune of personality politics. Most of the misfortune is the party’s

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Archbishop Tutu Fellows appeal for the South Sudan Peace Agreement to be rescued

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Archbishop Tutu Fellows appeal for the South Sudan Peace Agreement to be rescued The Archbishop Tutu Fellows, a group of emerging leaders from across Africa, have urged heads of state from across the continent to urgently act on the dire

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Amandla! interviews the campaign to Reclaim the City

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Amandla! interviews the campaign to Reclaim the City and the movement to occupy the inner city  Amandla! Issue No.52 | MAY 2017 The movement formed in Cape Town in February 2015 to right the wrongs of the Group Areas Act

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What should we make of the SACP’s latest critical posture of the ANC rot: an audacity or a quagmire?

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What should we make of the SACP’s latest critical posture of the ANC rot: an audacity or a quagmire? By Gunnett Kaaf | Amandla Magazine | Issue 52 | May 2017 Over the last two years, the South African Communist

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Land and “radical economic transformation”

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Land and “radical economic transformation” BEN COUSINS | AMANDLA MAGAZINE | ISSUE 52 | MAY 2017 Land has moved to the centre of political discourse in recent months. At the same time, allegations of state capture by the Gupta family

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NSFAS’ overzealous debt recovery strategy betrays commitments to free education

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NSFAS’ overzealous debt recovery strategy betrays commitments to free education By: Phindile Kunene in Amandla! Issue No.48 | OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 “Dear NSFAS beneficiaries, I am writing to you to plead with you to pay back the loan which you received from NSFAS

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How to Build a Mass Movement

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How to Build a Mass Movement To build a mass movement against Trump, we have to engage newcomers productively. by KEEANGA-YAMAHTTA TAYLOR The United States has just experienced a corporate hijacking. If Trump’s inaugural speech did not alert you to

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Whither ANC Debate [Amandla Forum report]

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Between 250 to 300 people attended the public debate titled “Whither ANC” organised by Amandla Magazine and the Alternative Information and Development Centre AIDC, an activist think-tank based in Cape Town. This debate was organised after the two components of

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Tribute to Kenneth Abrahams

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Tribute to Kenneth Abrahams By Shaun Whittaker and Harry Boesak The last public appearance of Kenneth Abrahams was at a socialist conference in Windhoek in September 2012, where he delivered a long tribute to his former comrade, Neville Alexander. The

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SA’s poor pay for Zuma and rating downgrade

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The Capitalist system remains irrational, and is not about to change now because of political events by Gumani Tshimomola Despite the recent downgrading of South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status by Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global and Fitch

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