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Cyril Ramaphosa and the Deepening Crisis of the ANC: Renewal or Perpetuation?

Cyril Ramaphosa and the Deepening Crisis of the ANC: Renewal or Perpetuation? By Gunnett Kaaf | Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 | April 2018 The ANC Nasrec Conference was greeted as a turning point since it brought the end of Jacob

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#UniteBehind demands change at Prasa

#UniteBehind demands change at Prasa By Matthew Hirsch and Zukiswa Vuka | Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 | April 2018 An edited version of the following article appears in Amandla 57. Due to editing constraints, #UniteBehind did not have time to

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When the internet swaps from utopia to dystopia

When the internet swaps from utopia to dystopia Right to privacy, democracy and data sovereignty Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.9 | Editorial | 12 April 2018        The recent data scandal involving 87 million people’s personal information collected and processed

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The War on Freedom Fighters

The War on Freedom Fighters Shrinking Space for Dissent Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.8 | Editorial | 29 March 2018 The murder of Marielle Franco, an Afro-Brazilian queer socialist womxn on the 14th of March, has caused an international uproar

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The Black Panther moment

The Black Panther moment A critique of the critiques Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.7 | Editorial | 15 March 2018 It’s been a month since Black Panther hit cinemas and it has thus far grossed $1billion at the box office

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Land justice at last?

Land justice at last? A closer look at Ramaphosa’s promises Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.6 | Editorial | 1 March 2018 The maiden SONA speech of President Cyril Ramaphosa on 16th of February has been met with a number of

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Tunisia: protesting austerity, demanding sovereignty

Tunisia: protesting austerity, demanding sovereignty by Hamza Hamouchene The recent protests show that Tunisia is still a cauldron of popular resistance against neoliberal and neo-colonial attacks on the country’s sovereignty. Around 800 people were arrested, dozens were injured and at least

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40+ Civil Society Organisations Reject proposed increase in VAT (updated)

40+ Civil Society Organisations reject proposed increase in VAT: Tax the wealthy to invest in our future! We are alarmed to hear that the Minister of Finance is proposing a 1% increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) to 15%. In

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Understanding the National Budget – fact sheet

Understanding the National Budget – fact sheet In the light of a stagnant economy, growing debt and a further wave of job losses, we as civil society are taking up President Cyril Ramaphosa’s SONA call to engage his government in

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We want the Right to say NO!

We want the Right to say NO! Alternatives to mining and extractivism Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.5 | Editorial | 15 February 2018 “A rising tide will lift all boats.” That’s a common and understandable metaphor in economic contexts. But

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