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

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

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

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]

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.

“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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STOP THE BAYER/ MONSANTO MERGER!

Supporters of the Southern Africa Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power, STOP THE BAYER/ MONSANTO MERGER! Transnational Corporations (TNC’s) dominate South Africa’s seed and agrochemical sector. Corporate information such as market shares are kept totally secret. Two of the largest TNC’s

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New estimates reveal the extent of tax avoidance by multinationals

New estimates reveal the extent of tax avoidance by multinationals New figures published today by the Tax Justice Network provide a country-level breakdown of the estimated tax losses to profit shifting by multinational companies. Applying a methodology developed by researchers

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The Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power

The TNC campaign held a pubic event on 8th February in the Solidarity Center at the Alternative Information and Development Center. This was an opportunity for people to learn more about the campaign and for them to learn how they

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Mum’s Colombian mine protest comes to London

Coal mining and its impact on the environment and people´s health is not a sole South African issue. Huge multinational corporations mine in various countries and often without adhering to the environmental standards. And they get away with it. It

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Justice for Mia – AIDC condemns murder of environmental lawyer

The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) condemns the murder of environmental lawyer Mia Manuelita Cumba Masacariñas-Green. The murdering of Mia has provoked outrage in a country where environmental activists are increasingly targeted. Mia Manuelita Cumba Masacariñas-Green, Philippines, was shot

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