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August 2016

Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations in Southern Africa

August 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations in Southern Africa: To launch the Southern Africa Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power, AIDC is coordinating a Tribunal – the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations in Southern Africa. The Tribunal, which will be the first of its kind in the region, will bring together communities and movements from Southern Africa to present their struggles against the corporations who violate their human, environmental and socio-economic rights. It will create a platform for communities and…

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One Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meeting

August 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
AIDC Solidarity Centre, 129 Rochester Road, Obersvatory
Cape Town, South Africa
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AIDC has been hosting these monthly meetings since 2012. They have developed into being a regular forum for the exchange of ideas on broadly based climate change issues, with a particular focus on climate jobs. The overall intention of the meetings is to link theory with action, information with mobilisation These meetings are currently, probably unique in Cape Town – if not South Africa – in bringing together academics, NGO-based climate specialists and community activists. The main agenda item for…

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Taking back the land! Making the land work for us!

August 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AIDC Solidarity Centre, 129 Rochester Road, Obersvatory
Cape Town, South Africa
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Join us next week Wednesday (24 August 2016) at the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) as we host the next session of the Amandla forums. This forum will open up a discussion over agrarian reform in South Africa and what needs to be done. The guest speakers are: Professor Ben Cousins: holds a DST/NRF Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape. Read more: http://www.plaas.org.za/staff-member/cousins Lubabalo Ntsholo: works as a Researcher for the EFF in the National…

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Screening: Miners Shot Down

August 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

16 August 2012,The Marikana miners' strike or Lonmin strike was a wildcat strike at a mine owned by Lonmin in the Marikana. 34 miners were killed in South Africa on this fatal day 2012. A police cover-up was suspected. 4 years since the tragic Marikana Massacre in which 34 people where killed during strike action for a living wage - The Progressive Youth Movement (PYM) will have a screening of the documentary Miners Shot Down, the South African documentary which looks…

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September 2016

One Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meeting

September 22, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
AIDC Solidarity Centre, 129 Rochester Road, Obersvatory
Cape Town, South Africa
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  One Million Climate Jobs Campaign THURSDAY 22nd SEPTEMER 2016 9.30 to 12.30 AIDC 129 Rochester Rd, Observatory (MEETING WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9.30!) Agenda Apologies Introductions Disobedience –documentary on the global movement to break free from fossil fuels COP 22: Social movement plans to make this one different – Brian Ashley (AIDC) Bio-Gas: renewable energy for communities? - Yvette Abrahams Fossil Free SA – Brief Update:  David le Page/James Irlam Public Protector Complaints against the Departments of the Environment…

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Local Government Elections Debate

September 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
AIDC Solidarity Centre, 129 Rochester Road, Obersvatory
Cape Town, South Africa
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Training of Trainers – Workshop

September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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CSAAWU Fundraiser

September 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - October 1, 2016 @ 12:00 am
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June 2017

State Capture & the Shadow State [28/06]:

June 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State Capture & the Shadow State: Betrayal of a promise is Prof Mark Swilling and a number of other leading academics attempt at a systematic analysis of the Zupta state capture project.  Pravin Gordhan repeatedly asks us to connect the dots. Betrayal of promise attempts to do exactly this. Join Amandla to discuss as we seek go beyond 'dot-connecting': With Prof. Mark Swilling Swilling is a Distinguished Professor and Programme Coordinator: Sustainable Development in the School of Public Leadership, University of…

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