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New labour federation and the gender question

New labour federation and the gender question By Asanda Benya | Amandla! Magazine Issue 52 | May 2017   A few weeks ago we saw the launch of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu). At inception, it became


Corruption – a network of profiteers

Corruption – a network of profiteers Hennie van Vuuren | Amandla! Issue No.41 | SEPTEMBER 2015 ‘Pay back the money!’ These four words have come to be the rallying cry for executive accountability in South Africa. President Jacob Zuma bears


The state of labour 20 years later

The state of labour 20 years later By Niall Reddy | Amandla! Magazine Issue 34 | June 2014 To pose questions about the conditions of labour under South African democracy is to question the success of the ANC’s national project


Land at the centre of President Zuma’s Radical Economic Transformation

Land at the centre of President Zuma’s Radical Economic Transformation By Mercia Andrews | Amandla! Magazine Issue No. 53 | JULY 2017 “Access to land is a key priority for people in the countryside. We will therefore review the appropriateness


The missing women of Marikana

The missing women of Marikana by Camalita Naicker Often When the history of ‘big’ events is recorded, after a while the stories with specific details are often eroded and obscured. They are made to fit easily into a certain kind


Migrant Marikana: the shifts in the migrant labour system

Migrant Marikana: the shifts in the migrant labour system Micah Reddy | Amandla! Issue No. 32 | October/November 2013 The Marikana massacre and unrest on South Africa’s mines in 2012 elicited a flurry of analysis, much of it superficial and too


“All power to the Soviets!”: Reflections on reading The History of the Russian Revolution in 2017

“All power to the Soviets!”: Reflections on reading The History of the Russian Revolution in 2017 Sam Tilley | August 2017 Leon Trotsky’s The History of the Russian Revolution analyses the build-up to and happenings of both the February 1917


Invisible hands: Women of Marikana

When we think of Marikana we think of the infamous event that took place on 16 August 2012, leading to the death of 34 striking miners. Scholarly analysis takes this further than the event to broader labour–capital relations. While useful, the


To the radical student activist: Zuma Must Go

To the radical student activist: Zuma Must Go Thabang Bhili | 08 August 2017 It is true that some of the left and liberals have thus far, romanticized and exaggerated the possible outcomes of the campaign. We need to be


Declassified: Apartheid profits – Who funded the National Party?

Declassified: Apartheid profits – Who funded the National Party? Open Secret | Daily Maverick | 01/08/2017 While researching the recently published book Apartheid, Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit, Open Secrets collected approximately 40,000 archival documents from 25 archives


Radical Municipalism: The Future We Deserve

Radical Municipalism: The Future We Deserve by Debbie Bookchin | ROAR MAgazine | July 2017 Im the daughter of two longtime municipalists. My mother, Beatrice Bookchin, ran for city council of Burlington, Vermont thirty years ago, in 1987, on an explicitly


Mining Charter is a reflection of what ails South Africa

Mining Charter is a reflection of what ails South Africa By Christopher Rutledge | Amandla Magazine Issue 53 | July 2017 From a Minister picked from obscurity to do the bidding of a powerful patronage network, to the entrenchment of


Are Traditional Courts Bill fears justified?

By: Monica de Souza Louw From: Amandla! Issue No. 51 | March 2017 We thought the Traditional Courts Bill was dead. After more than two years of struggle against it, civil society and rural activists celebrated their victory when it


A Popular Hegemony – Students and Struggle

Entering a new round of struggles, bruised and smarting from a defeat, students across the country are coming to realise that this year may prove decisive in the battle for free, decolonised education. The current lull in protest presents an


The Qatar Crisis

Is an excellent article by Adam Hanieh in The Bulletin | 3 July 2017. The article gives good insight into the political economy of the gulf, the nature of the contending interests, role of Israel and the US. But above all it emphasizes


A Young patriots vision of a democratic South Africa, a heartbreaking reality

A Young patriots vision of a democratic South Africa, a heartbreaking reality By Siyabulela Mama After the transition to democracy in South Africa, I imagined a better South Africa for all, a South Africa in which everyone is equal. A


Financialisation and the South African economy

By Sam Ashman | Amandla! Issue 40 | July/August 2015 It is now widely accepted that neo-liberalism has entailed a global class project to shift the balance of economic and social power in favour of capital and away from labour.


The SACP and “Radical Economic Transformation”: Radical or Ambivalent?

The SACP and “Radical Economic Transformation”: Radical or Ambivalent? By Gunnett Kaaf | Amandla! Issue 53 | July 2017 At a recent SACP Western Cape Provincial Congress, Jeremy Cronin remarked that radical economic transformation should have started immediately after April 1994.


Nothing For Us Without Us! New forms of self-organisation by workers in the informal economy

Nothing For Us Without Us! New forms of self-organisation by workers in the informal economy Amandla! Magazine | Issue 52 ! By Pat Horn Workers in the informal economy usually hear about themselves in the third person. They are referred


Crossing the divide: Saftu’s Challenge

Crossing the divide: Saftu’s Challenge By Eddie Webster | Amandla! Magazine | Issue 52 | May 2017 The long awaited launch of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) in Boksburg on 27th April promises to be a voice


The new labour struggle: less work, same pay, and basic income for all

The new labour struggle: less work, same pay, and basic income for all We’ve also moved into a different phase of automation, a “fourth industrial revolution” where artificial intelligence and machine learning can do the work of accountants, lawyers and


Varoufakis explains why economics is not science

Varoufakis explains why economics is not science Russell Brand discusses with Yanis Varoufakis what happens when you take on the political, financial and media elite, and how radical reform can occur. Through accounts of his confrontations with the IMF, European


Pay Back the Curry [Review]

Pay Back the Curry Review By David Schmidt | Amandla! Magazine Issue 47 | September 2016 In Mike van Graan’s one-person revue, “Pay Back the Curry”, the multi-talented Daniel Richards take us on a journey in a time machine en


June 16: The struggle continues

Youth Arise – June 16 Event Progressive youth, civic, labour and faith based formations joins forces for Youth Day cultural and hiphop cypha which includes rap, poetry and dance. 16 June 2017 10:00 – 16:00 Site B Hall, Khayelitsha We reject

 
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