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Interview with Thapelo Mohapi, General Secretary of Abahlali baseMjondolo

Interview with Thapelo Mohapi, General Secretary of Abahlali baseMjondolo By Amandla Correspondent | Amandla Magazine Issue 60 | 06 November 2018 Amandla!: Can you briefly tell us about Abahlali – its constituency, its structures and the issues that it has


Ayanda Kota, Biko and Black Consciousness – History in Repetition

Ayanda Kota, Steve Biko and Black Consciousness – History in Repetition By Anthony de Villiers | Written for Amandla | 16 October 2018 South Africa finds itself at a turning point. Our post-apartheid dispensation has evidently moved to a new


“Matter of facts to eNCA” – Amadiba Crisis Committee Press Statement

“Matter of facts to eNCA” Amadiba Crisis Committee | Press Statement | 1 October 2018 In order to put a misleading report on the “Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project” by eNCA in perspective, the Amadiba Crisis Committee issued the following press


SAPS must investigate events at Xolobeni without delay

SAPS must investigate events at Xolobeni without delay By Amnesty International South Africa | Source: Press Statement | 27 September 2018 The excessive use of force by the South African Police Service (SAPS) during a peaceful anti-mining protest in Xolobeni,


#UniteBehind is ready to build a just and equal society

#UniteBehind is ready to build a just and equal society By Bruce Baigrie | Amandla Correspondent | 10 September 2018 On 6 April 2017, activists from various peoples’ movements and NGOs came together to organise the Cape Town Memorial for


Review: Learning for Living’: A much needed publication

Review: Learning for Living’: A much needed publication Siyabulele Mama | Amandla | 24 August 2018   ‘Learning for Living’ is a book that argues for an emancipatory and humanist pedagogy. 2018 marks 21 years since the death of Paulo


“12 Days Left for Minister Gwede Mantashe to visit Xolobeni”

“12 Days Left for Minister Gwede Mantashe to visit Xolobeni” By Amadiba Crisis Committee | 13 July 2018 On Monday 6 August, 200 members of the Amadiba Crisis Committee gathered to General Meeting on a mountain in Xolobeni. The meeting


Effective Governance

Effective Governance By Anthony de Villiers | Written for Amandla | 31 July 2018 What kind of constitutional democracy is this that South Africans give so much credibility to? How can the vast turmoil we see reflect our people’s representation?


The struggles of Abahlali baseMjondolo

The struggles of Abahlali baseMjondolo By Thapelo Mohapi | Written for Amandla | 27 June 2018 Abahlali baseMjondolo is a democratic movement of impoverished people with members in five provinces. The movement was formed in 2005, after a blockade of


A blow to labour broking – a victory for all workers

A blow to labour broking – a victory for all workers By AIDC | AIDC Press Release | 27 July 2018 The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) salutes the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) for their


Mining communities reject new draft charter

Mining communities reject new draft charter By Lisa Steyn | Original Source: Business Day | 6 July 2018 The largest network of communities affected by mining in SA has rejected the draft Mining Charter ahead of a summit this weekend.


PHM-SA Statement on National Health Insurance Bill

PHM-SA Statement on National Health Insurance Bill By People’s Health Movement | Press Release | 26 June 2018 The long-awaited National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is welcomed by the People’s Health Movement South Africa (PHM-SA) in that it affirms “universal


Famous Mtentu River damaged by up-stream sand from Sanral’s N2 mega-bridge project

Famous Mtentu River damaged by up-stream sand from Sanral’s N2 mega-bridge project By Amadiba Crisis Committee | Press Release | 14 June 2018 At a visit in Jama village two weeks ago, the problem of a more than one meter


Feminism in Formation

Feminism in Formation Amandla Magazine | Issue 36 | November 2014 The Rita Edwards Collective (REC) is a feminist organisation that claims to be reimagining traditional forms of organising. Amandla! interviewed an REC member at an REC meeting in 2014


ACC publishes the “secret” Biodiversity Offset Agreement

ACC publishes the “secret”  Biodiversity Offset Agreement The Environmental Authorisation for the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road (N2WCTR) says that an Environmental Management Committee (EMC) must ensure that an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is properly implemented and that there is


Government Departments powerless against N2 Wild Coast Toll Road transgressions

Government Departments powerless against N2 Wild Coast Toll Road transgressions On 15 May, Nonhle Mbuthuma from ACC was allowed to be one of three “observers” when the Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC) met at Wild Coast Sun. A journalist from SABC’s


#Right2SayNo Across Borders

On the 23rd of April 2018, the Amadiba Crisis Committee was at the Pretoria High Court to fight for the #Right2SayNo to mining in Xolobeni, in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The community movement formed in 2007 to


Historic Court Case on the Right to Say No to Mining

On 23 April 2018 the Amadiba Crisis Committee, represented by their lawyers Richard Spoor Inc. and the Legal Resources Centre, is taking the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to court over attempts to mine their land in Xolobeni on the


The Hawks in EC is blocking murder investigation of Bazooka

Radebe family & Amadiba Crisis Committee lawyers sent a letter to Shaun Abrahams of the NPA: The Hawks in EC is blocking murder investigation of Bazooka (2018-03-22) On 22 March 2016, the day after we are celebrating the Human Rights Day in


This is what resistance to mining looks like

This is what resistance to mining looks like The Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) is an annual event that takes place parallel to the Mining Indaba (the self-proclaimed “world’s largest mining investment conference”). The AMI, unlike the MI, brings communities, NGO’s


Cape Town’s Water Crisis – How should we respond?

Cape Town’s Water Crisis – How should we respond? Cape Town, a port city situated in a natural bowl to catch fresh rainwater, is the world’s first major city running out of water. It’s dam levels fell below 30 percent


Op-Ed: The Libya Crisis and Capitalism

The Libya Crisis and Capitalism By Keamogetswe Seipato| Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue 4 | 7 December 2017 On November 17 the CNN  brought our attention to a modern slave trade taking place in Libya: Humans sold as slaves, some for as


The European Left in Times of Crises: Lessons from Greece

The European Left in Times of Crises: Lessons from Greece by Andreas Karitzis In the wake of neoliberalism and concomitant harsh austerity measures, the people of Greece resisted. The political parties in Greece inspired few, so people looked for alternatives.


Village meeting about N2 Wild Coast Toll Road: SANRAL refused to negotiate

Village meeting about N2 Wild Coast Toll Road: SANRAL refused to negotiate Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) 2017-11-01 Today, Sanral’s “community expert” Dr Mongezi Noah and N2 Wild Coast Toll Road consultant, Mr Ntsizakalo Ngalo, left a community meeting organised by