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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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Decolonising African Economies: Towards a people’s Pan-Africanism

Decolonising African Economies: Towards a people’s Pan-Africanism By Michael Nassen Smith | Amandla!Magazine Issue No. 55/56 | December 2017 In 2011, the Economist issued a special edition titled “Africa Rising” and argued that the continent had a bright and prosperous

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Rethinking economic policy and strategy

Rethinking economic policy and strategy By Zunaid Moolla | Amandla! magazine Issue 55-56 | December 2017 Let us start with a few words of sympathy for Malusi Gigaba. He was thrust into the position of Minister of Finance as a

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Worker Resistance in a Time of Labour Market Restructuring

Worker Resistance in a Time of Labour Market Restructuring By Siviwe Mhlana | Amandla! Magazine Issue 55/56 | December 2017 On 10 July 2017, following an appeal by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), the Labour Appeal

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Where to go with “zama zama” mining?

Where to go with “zama zama” mining? By Angela Kariuki | Amandla! Magazine Issue No. 43/44 | December 2015 With the slowdown of the large scale gold mining sector in the last decade, mines have gone into temporary cessation, warehousing,

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