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The Marange diamonds

Artisanal miners at work in the Marange Diamond Fields

By: Amandla! correspondent From: Amandla! Issue No.48  OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 The first session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations took place in September in Swaziland. Activists presented cases to a panel. Amandla! 47 contained a general article

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State capture and the poor

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State capture and the poor By Ronald Wesso | Amandla! Magazine Issue 53 | July 2017 What are the political implications for the poor of the ANC’s internal struggles around state capture? In the light of the outcome of the past

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Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on TNC’s (2017)

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The second session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ TNC’s 14-17th August 2017, in Johannesburg. The Tribunal, hosted by the Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power, is the second session of hearings, where eight communities from Southern Africa will

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Pat Mooney podcast on Mergers

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Audio recording of Pat Mooney talking about mergers and who controls the rights to water, land and seeds. Listen here: Pat Mooney has more than four decades experience working in international civil society, first addressing aid and development issues and

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Shadow Report on Glencore’s Operations in Latin America

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Shadow Report on Glencore’s Operations in Latin America Glencore is a transnational corporation who keeps its information behind a fortress, a major problem when the company is the fourth largest mining company, and fourth largest trader of raw commodities. This

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Honest acounts 2017: How the World Profits from Africa’s Wealth

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Honest acounts 2017: How the World Profits  from Africa’s Wealth Global Justice Now and other campaign organisations released a report last week, which explains how Africa’s wealth is being stolen and smuggled out of the continent by multinational corporations, and

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Women defending water, land and life in northern KwaZulu-Natal

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Women defending water, land and life in northern KwaZulu-Natal By:  Samantha Hargreaves Amandla! Issue No. 47 | September 2016 Women from Somkhele and Fuleni at the WoMin-led “Women Stand their Ground against Big Coal” Southern African exchange. Women carry the burden

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Mega-Mergers: 3 giant corporations controlling South Africa’s Food and Farming systems

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Mega-Mergers: 3 giant corporations controlling South Africa’s Food and Farming systems   Amidst the deepening political crisis in which South Africa is mired, another slow-burning crisis is playing out in our food and farming systems as three mega mergers are

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NO GOOD COMES FROM THE MINE [video]

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NO GOOD COMES FROM THE MINE:  Women Rise for Justice fundraising trailer This trailer showcases some of the struggles that the women in Somkhele face as a result of mining in their community. It shows how women from Fuleni come to Somkhele on a fact-finding

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Judge Dennis Davis described attitudes to wealth taxes as appalling.

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“I find it shocking there are people telling me we can’t increase estate duty, capital gains tax shouldn’t be higher, that the marginal tax rate shouldn’t increase. Why not? Quite frankly, we should be paying more tax and we should

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