Blog Archives

“But he is politically important”: silencing women in activist spaces – reflections on #menaretrash Amandla Forum

But he is politically important”: silencing women in activist spaces – reflections on #menaretrash Amandla Forum Camalita Naicker | Amandla! Magazine | Issue 53 The #menaretrash Amandla! Forum happened in a room full of people from political parties, social movements,

Posted in Amandla, Feminism

Corruption – a network of profiteers

Corruption – a network of profiteers Hennie van Vuuren | Amandla! Issue No.41 | SEPTEMBER 2015 ‘Pay back the money!’ These four words have come to be the rallying cry for executive accountability in South Africa. President Jacob Zuma bears

Posted in Amandla, Corruption

The state of labour 20 years later

The state of labour 20 years later By Niall Reddy | Amandla! Magazine Issue 34 | June 2014 To pose questions about the conditions of labour under South African democracy is to question the success of the ANC’s national project

Posted in Amandla

Land at the centre of President Zuma’s Radical Economic Transformation

Land at the centre of President Zuma’s Radical Economic Transformation By Mercia Andrews | Amandla! Magazine Issue No. 53 | JULY 2017 “Access to land is a key priority for people in the countryside. We will therefore review the appropriateness

Posted in Amandla, Land

The missing women of Marikana

The missing women of Marikana by Camalita Naicker Often When the history of ‘big’ events is recorded, after a while the stories with specific details are often eroded and obscured. They are made to fit easily into a certain kind

Posted in Amandla

Migrant Marikana: the shifts in the migrant labour system

Migrant Marikana: the shifts in the migrant labour system Micah Reddy | Amandla! Issue No. 32 | October/November 2013 The Marikana massacre and unrest on South Africa’s mines in 2012 elicited a flurry of analysis, much of it superficial and too

Posted in Amandla

“All power to the Soviets!”: Reflections on reading The History of the Russian Revolution in 2017

“All power to the Soviets!”: Reflections on reading The History of the Russian Revolution in 2017 Sam Tilley | August 2017 Leon Trotsky’s The History of the Russian Revolution analyses the build-up to and happenings of both the February 1917

Posted in Amandla

Invisible hands: Women of Marikana

When we think of Marikana we think of the infamous event that took place on 16 August 2012, leading to the death of 34 striking miners. Scholarly analysis takes this further than the event to broader labour–capital relations. While useful, the

Posted in Amandla, Feminism

To the radical student activist: Zuma Must Go

To the radical student activist: Zuma Must Go Thabang Bhili | 08 August 2017 It is true that some of the left and liberals have thus far, romanticized and exaggerated the possible outcomes of the campaign. We need to be

Posted in Amandla

Declassified: Apartheid profits – Who funded the National Party?

Declassified: Apartheid profits – Who funded the National Party? Open Secret | Daily Maverick | 01/08/2017 While researching the recently published book Apartheid, Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit, Open Secrets collected approximately 40,000 archival documents from 25 archives

Posted in Amandla