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UNEMPLOYED PEOPLES ASSEMBLY  (17TH AUGUST 2017)

UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE ASSEMBLY  (17TH AUGUST 2017) The Unemployed People’s Assembly for the Right2Work on the 17th of August 2017. Unemployed movements from around the country, will converge at Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg to demand the right to work. This is in the


Fighting back against repression:CSAAWU organises on the farms of the Western Cape

From: Amandla! Issue No.42 | OCTOBER 2015 After the 2012 strike in the Western Cape, farmworkers’ organisations have organised themselves into an umbrella group – and they have experienced a backlash from employers. Amandla! interviewed Karel Swart, Deputy General Secretary


[ACC update] “Make your choice, Minister Zwane.”

Amadiba Crisis Committee 2017-07-05:   “We don’t want any ’18 month moratorium’. Make your choice, Minister Mr Zwane, and heed our decision to say no thank you to your mining. Otherwise see us in court.” This was the message from


Clarion Call for Solidarity with Izwelethu Occupation (Khayelitsha)

We are black working class activists that have initiated an occupation as part of a broader struggle to reclaim our land and our city. We are making a call for political and material solidarity. We the backyarders of Town 2,


SAFTU contacts per sector

SAFTU contacts per sector The emergence of the new federation, SAFTU, offers hope to the current crisis in national worker representation and presents itself as a new dawn for South Africa’s trade union movement. It has proposed to fulfill the


Amadiba Update: Journalist Attackers taken to Trial

Press release Amadiba Crisis Committee 2017-06-11:  Trial in Mbizana on Tuesday 13 June for the attack during Xolobeni funeral of Bazooka Radebe. On 6 June, Mining Minister Mr Zwane finally decided an 18 month moratorium for mining applications in Xolobeni


[Watch] ihlazo (Disagrace) at Xolobeni – Sanral CEO visits Amadiba

Ihlazo (Disagrace) at Xolobeni – CEO of Sanral visits Amadiba Is the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road the right road for SANRAL to go? This film is not an abstract academic discussion, but an honest face to face encounter between the


Ivory Park occupation ends tragically

Last night (22 May 2017) two people lost their lives and 12 others have been hospitalised following violent clashes with Ekurhuleni Metro Police and the Red Ants in Ivory Park. That day about 600 houses were demolished by the EMPD following


Sex is political not personal

NUMBER OF SHOCKING incidents have featured in the news recently. In one incident, primary school children simulated rape on school playgrounds in the ‘rape game’. Rather than being distressing to the children, the game provoked laughter. In another, teenagers circulated images


Changing the law to take the land

By Local Amandla! Correspondent for Amandla! Magazine Issue 51 The protection of community land is threatened. Right now, there are proposals on three laws being debated. They concern the removal of all such protection. A significant proportion of land in


A new federation: way forward or cul de sac?

Amandla! correspondent in Amandla! Issue No.46 |JUNE 2016 The workers summit of April 30 brought together 51 unions, including the 22 affiliates of Nactu. On its own that is an achievement and a gain. The final declaration of the Summit included


Amadiba Crisis Committee: the struggle continues

By Amandla! Correspondent Amandla! Issue No.46  JUNE 2016 In Amandla! 45, we reported on the cynical assassination of Bazooka Radebe, the chairperson of the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC ). ACC has been involved in a decadelong fight against an Australian


Some lessons from history

Some lessons from history By Jan Theron Theron, was General Secretary of Food and Canning Workers Union from 1976 to 1986, writes on lessons for the new federation ahead of the launch of the South Arican Federation of Trade Unions


South African Federation of Trade Unions [SAFTU] Launch

Opening address by Raymond Mnguni, Chairperson of the Steering Committee for the new trade union federation, 21 April 2017, Boksburg Comrade Chairperson, delegates, visitors and friends On behalf of the Steering Committee I welcome you all to this historic gathering.


“Communities must have right to say No to mining”

Amadiba Crisis Committee: Public Hearing on MPRDA Amendment Bill in Xolobeni: “Communities must have right to say No to mining” Today the Alfred Nzo District Municipality public hearing on the Amendment Bill of Mining and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA)


NUMSA rejects latest wage offer!

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) have rejected the latest wage offer by Employers in the Bus Passenger sector. Thousands of NUMSA members have gone on strike to protest against the dehumanising conditions faced by


Amadiba Crisis Committee: SANRAL’s CEO to Xolobeni on the Wild Coast [Thursday, 6 April]

Amadiba Crisis Committee 2017-04-04: SANRAL’s CEO to Xolobeni on the Wild Coast this Thursday, 6 April Invited in February by Umgungundlovu Traditional Authority, SANRAL’s new CEO Skhumbuzo Macozoma has confirmed he will visit the Umgungundlovu Great Place in Xolobeni. This


CSAAWU THREATENS RENEWED BOYCOTT CALL

CSAAWU THREATENS RENEWED BOYCOTT CALL   The farmworkers union, CSAAWU, is threatening to reinstate its global call for a boycott of Robertson Winery because the corporation is apparently refusing to honour it’s agreement signed at the end of last year’s


Xolobeni Community to SANRAL: “Cease and desist from all activities in Umgungundlovu”.

Amadiba Crisis Committee 2017-03-23: Xolobeni Community to SANRAL: “Cease and desist from all activities in Umgungundlovu”. On 14 February, SANRAL’s new CEO Mr Macozoma got an invitation delivered by hand in Pretoria from Umgungundlovu Traditional Authority (TA) to discuss the


Million Climate Jobs Meeting 21st February 2017

Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meetings have been taking place at AIDC´s premises since 2012. Approximately 21 participants attended the meeting on 21st February 2017. 1.    Dr Ed Wethli: Keeping Domestic Chickens Farming can be a major source of greenhouse gas:


Philippi High students demand promised new school

About 150 learners march to the Metro South office of the education department Students from Philippi High marched to the offices of the Department of Education in Mitchells Plain demanding a new school be built.  On Monday, 6 March 2017, about


“Save our Water” demonstration in upmarket Cape Town Restaurant:

Water a necessity turned into a commodity, that many Capetonians cannot afford. by Amandla Correspondent (16/02/17) The PHA Food & Farming Campaign [Philippi Horticultural Area] held a picket in Cape Town Thursday, 16 February 2017. They demanded that the Provincial


Amadiba Crisis Committee: “Only fraud can pass the criminal traditional leadership bill through parliament”

ACC Press Statement( 2017-02-03): Public TLKB Hearing in Kokstad 3 February: “Only fraud can pass the criminal traditional leadership bill through parliament” This is how the chair of the parliamentary committee, Mr Richard Mgakane, conducts the public hearings on the


Robertson Strike – CSAAWU is the Hope

By: Amandla! Correspondent From: Amandla issue 49/50, December 2016 The 14 week long strike at Robertson Winery (RW) in Western Cape is over, but the struggle surely isn’t. 220 workers went out on strike at the end of August for