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Mining Charter is a reflection of what ails South Africa

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Mining Charter is a reflection of what ails South Africa By Christopher Rutledge | Amandla Magazine Issue 53 | July 2017 From a Minister picked from obscurity to do the bidding of a powerful patronage network, to the entrenchment of

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Are Traditional Courts Bill fears justified?

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By: Monica de Souza Louw From: Amandla! Issue No. 51 | March 2017 We thought the Traditional Courts Bill was dead. After more than two years of struggle against it, civil society and rural activists celebrated their victory when it

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A Popular Hegemony – Students and Struggle

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Entering a new round of struggles, bruised and smarting from a defeat, students across the country are coming to realise that this year may prove decisive in the battle for free, decolonised education. The current lull in protest presents an

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The Qatar Crisis

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Is an excellent article by Adam Hanieh in The Bulletin | 3 July 2017. The article gives good insight into the political economy of the gulf, the nature of the contending interests, role of Israel and the US. But above all it emphasizes

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A Young patriots vision of a democratic South Africa, a heartbreaking reality

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A Young patriots vision of a democratic South Africa, a heartbreaking reality By Siyabulela Mama After the transition to democracy in South Africa, I imagined a better South Africa for all, a South Africa in which everyone is equal. A

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Financialisation and the South African economy

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By Sam Ashman | Amandla! Issue 40 | July/August 2015 It is now widely accepted that neo-liberalism has entailed a global class project to shift the balance of economic and social power in favour of capital and away from labour.

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The SACP and “Radical Economic Transformation”: Radical or Ambivalent?

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The SACP and “Radical Economic Transformation”: Radical or Ambivalent? By Gunnett Kaaf | Amandla! Issue 53 | July 2017 At a recent SACP Western Cape Provincial Congress, Jeremy Cronin remarked that radical economic transformation should have started immediately after April 1994.

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Nothing For Us Without Us! New forms of self-organisation by workers in the informal economy

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Nothing For Us Without Us! New forms of self-organisation by workers in the informal economy Amandla! Magazine | Issue 52 ! By Pat Horn Workers in the informal economy usually hear about themselves in the third person. They are referred

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Crossing the divide: Saftu’s Challenge

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Crossing the divide: Saftu’s Challenge By Eddie Webster | Amandla! Magazine | Issue 52 | May 2017 The long awaited launch of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) in Boksburg on 27th April promises to be a voice

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The new labour struggle: less work, same pay, and basic income for all

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The new labour struggle: less work, same pay, and basic income for all We’ve also moved into a different phase of automation, a “fourth industrial revolution” where artificial intelligence and machine learning can do the work of accountants, lawyers and

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