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Cyril Ramaphosa and the Deepening Crisis of the ANC: Renewal or Perpetuation?

Cyril Ramaphosa and the Deepening Crisis of the ANC: Renewal or Perpetuation? By Gunnett Kaaf | Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 | April 2018 The ANC Nasrec Conference was greeted as a turning point since it brought the end of Jacob


#UniteBehind demands change at Prasa

#UniteBehind demands change at Prasa By Matthew Hirsch and Zukiswa Vuka | Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 | April 2018 An edited version of the following article appears in Amandla 57. Due to editing constraints, #UniteBehind did not have time to


When the internet swaps from utopia to dystopia

When the internet swaps from utopia to dystopia Right to privacy, democracy and data sovereignty Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.9 | Editorial | 12 April 2018        The recent data scandal involving 87 million people’s personal information collected and processed


The War on Freedom Fighters

The War on Freedom Fighters Shrinking Space for Dissent Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.8 | Editorial | 29 March 2018 The murder of Marielle Franco, an Afro-Brazilian queer socialist womxn on the 14th of March, has caused an international uproar


The Black Panther moment

The Black Panther moment A critique of the critiques Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.7 | Editorial | 15 March 2018 It’s been a month since Black Panther hit cinemas and it has thus far grossed $1billion at the box office


Land justice at last?

Land justice at last? A closer look at Ramaphosa’s promises Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.6 | Editorial | 1 March 2018 The maiden SONA speech of President Cyril Ramaphosa on 16th of February has been met with a number of


Tunisia: protesting austerity, demanding sovereignty

Tunisia: protesting austerity, demanding sovereignty by Hamza Hamouchene The recent protests show that Tunisia is still a cauldron of popular resistance against neoliberal and neo-colonial attacks on the country’s sovereignty. Around 800 people were arrested, dozens were injured and at least


40+ Civil Society Organisations Reject proposed increase in VAT (updated)

40+ Civil Society Organisations reject proposed increase in VAT: Tax the wealthy to invest in our future! We are alarmed to hear that the Minister of Finance is proposing a 1% increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) to 15%. In


Understanding the National Budget – fact sheet

Understanding the National Budget – fact sheet In the light of a stagnant economy, growing debt and a further wave of job losses, we as civil society are taking up President Cyril Ramaphosa’s SONA call to engage his government in


We want the Right to say NO!

We want the Right to say NO! Alternatives to mining and extractivism Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.5 | Editorial | 15 February 2018 “A rising tide will lift all boats.” That’s a common and understandable metaphor in economic contexts. But


Decolonising African Economies: Towards a people’s Pan-Africanism

Decolonising African Economies: Towards a people’s Pan-Africanism By Michael Nassen Smith | Amandla!Magazine Issue No. 55/56 | December 2017 In 2011, the Economist issued a special edition titled “Africa Rising” and argued that the continent had a bright and prosperous


Rethinking economic policy and strategy

Rethinking economic policy and strategy By Zunaid Moolla | Amandla! magazine Issue 55-56 | December 2017 Let us start with a few words of sympathy for Malusi Gigaba. He was thrust into the position of Minister of Finance as a


Worker Resistance in a Time of Labour Market Restructuring

Worker Resistance in a Time of Labour Market Restructuring By Siviwe Mhlana | Amandla! Magazine Issue 55/56 | December 2017 On 10 July 2017, following an appeal by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), the Labour Appeal


Where to go with “zama zama” mining?

Where to go with “zama zama” mining? By Angela Kariuki | Amandla! Magazine Issue No. 43/44 | December 2015 With the slowdown of the large scale gold mining sector in the last decade, mines have gone into temporary cessation, warehousing,


Free Ahed Tamimi & end the violation of children’s rights by the Israeli Apartheid State

Free Ahed Tamimi & end the violation of children’s rights by the Israeli Apartheid State Dominic Brown | Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) The Israel Apartheid State continues to openly disregard it obligations to protect children from excessively harsh


Public Forum: Solidarity against mining in Africa

Public Forum: Solidarity against mining in Africa Parallel to the Alternative Mining Indaba, Amandla! and Africa Unite are hosting a forum to discuss the issue of extractivism in Africa. Being at the heart of local, regional and international mining interests,


A year of mud and struggle in Brazil: 1st anniversary of the mining disaster in Mariana

A year of mud and struggle in Brazil: 1st anniversary of the mining disaster in Mariana By Judith Marshall | Amandla! Issue No. 49/50 | December 2016 On November 5, 2015, a tailings dam collapsed at the Samarco iron mine. The


Response to Tendele Coal

Response to Tendele Coal by WoMin and allied organisations | Amandla! Issue No. 49/50 | December 2016 WoMin’s initial article, dated 7 September, was based on participatory action research (PAR) led by women in the Somkhlele and Fuleni communities in northern


Living the future in Kwazakhele

Living the future in Kwazakhele By Janet Cherry | Amandla! Magazine Issue 55-56 | December 2017 One hundred years after the Boshevik Revolution, the advocates of global capitalism repeat their neoliberal mantra: There is no alternative.  Socialism has failed everywhere,


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


Whither South Africa?

Whither South Africa? How to build a counter power to the unravelling hegemony of the ANC Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue 4| Editorial | 7 December 2017 ANC December Conference  The South African economic crisis has morphed into a political crisis,


Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Four Futures: Life After Capitalism By Dominic Brown | Amandla Magazine Issue 54 | October 2017 Oh no! Not another book predicting the future that never gets beyond some of the worst features of today, including the all-pervading sense of


The Heher Commission’s findings are very questionable

The Heher Commission’s findings are very questionable Fort Hare Student reflects on the Free-Fee Education report  by Lwazi Ncapayi The University of Fort Hare student population is dominated by children from rural poor-working class backgrounds, they come from their homes


Students speak out on Free-Fee Report

Students speak out on Free-Fee Report The much anticipated President’s Report on the Feasibility of Free Tertiary education was released. Fees have not fallen, even after three years of student protests under the banners #FeesMustFall and #OutsourcingMustFall. It’s been a

 
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