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Gender-based violence: alternatives to incarceration

Gender-based violence: alternatives to incarceration Sohela Surajpal | Amandla Issue 73/4 | December 2020 Last year, South Africans took to the streets after the tragic rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana, a University of Cape Town student murdered by a


The lie of 1652: race and class in South Africa Interview with Patric Mellet

The lie of 1652: race and class in South Africa Interview with Patric Mellet Amandla Issue 73/74 | December 2020 Amandla!: Who is Patric Tariq Mellet? Patric Mellet: I’m from Cape Town – District 6 and Woodstock. Our most overarching


The working class must build an African nation

The working class must build an African nation Mazibuko Kanyiso Jara | Amandla Issue 73/74 |December 2020 The basic objectives of liberation cannot be achieved without undermining the accumulated political, social, cultural and economic white privileges. The moulding of our


Nationalism and patriotism: the opium of the masses

Nationalism and patriotism: the opium of the masses Zwide Ndwandwe | Amandla 73/74 | December 2020 To say that the Republic of South Africa has been dealing with an internal image crisis for the last decade of the “post-apartheid” years


Racial capitalism and justice in the era of climate crisis

Racial capitalism and justice in the era of climate crisis Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò | Amandla Issue 73/74 | December 2020 We have just a few years to develop a necessary base for the coming struggles over who and what will be


We will not return to normal, because normal was the problem – Amandla 73 Editorial

We will not return to normal, because normal was the problem Amandla Editorial | Amandla Issue 73/74 | 09 December 2020 But is abnormal possible? Covid 19, the associated lockdowns, wearing of masks and social distancing have disrupted society. On


Learnerships in South Africa: The Need for Zero Tolerance for Corrupt and Ineffective Employment Strategies

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CORRUPT AND INEFFECTIVE EMPLOYMENT STRATEGIES Anthony DeVilliers | Amandla | 4 November, 2020 As a means to combat the dark scourge of joblessness, the South African government designed a framework for the unemployed to receive training in


The Supplementary Budget and the moralisation of austerity

The Supplementary Budget and the moralisation of austerity Busi Sibeko |Amandla 71/72 | September, 2020 We are once again being told that “there is no alternative” to austerity – the cutting of expenditure to address debt during economic downturns. The


Becoming Men: Black Masculinities in a South African Township, by Malose Langa – [Book Review]

Becoming Men: Black Masculinities in a South African Township, by Malose Langa – [Book Review] Siyabulela Mama | Amandla 71/72 | September 2020 Reading Becoming Men: Black Masculinities in a South African Township has made me reflect on adolescent life


South Africa’s 2nd Pandemic: reflecting on gender-based violence during and beyond Covid-19

South Africa’s 2nd Pandemic: reflecting on gender-based violence during and beyond Covid-19 Mercy Brown-Luthango | Amandla 71/72 | September 2020 For the past five months South Africa, like many other countries across the globe, has been caught in the grip


I am Stoney – I am strong

I am Stoney – I am strong Vuyokazi Gladys Sithole | Amandla 71/72 | September 2020 My name is Stoney. I work at Groote Schuur hospital. My full name is Vuyokazi Gladys Sithole. I have been working at Groote Schuur


South African Men in Covid-19

South African Men in Covid-19 Malose Langa and Bandile Bertrand Leopeng | Amandla 71/72 |September The fear of being vulnerable and adjusting to a set of new social circumstances has placed many South African men in a unique position. In


Interview with Vida Claasen: retail worker

Interview with Vida Claasen: retail worker Vida Claasen | Amandla Magazine | September 2020 I am Vida Claassen and I have been working for a major supermarket chain for 27 years. In 1996 I joined the union and became a


This is not an accident

This is not an accident Lauren Paremoer | Amandla 71/72 | September 2020 Women, particularly black working class women, are bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is not a matter of bad luck; it is not simply accidental.


Globally, the pandemic hits women

Globally, the pandemic hits women Terry Conway | Amandla 71/72 | September 2020 In his article, C’est la lute finale, Mike Davis argues: “The current pandemic on a global scale exposes and widens the existential divides within and between societies,


Covid and the life of a domestic worker

Covid and the life of a domestic worker Gladys Mnyengeza | Amandla 71/72 | September 2020 My name is Gladys Mnyengeza. I am 67 years old. I am married and staying in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha with my husband, children and grandchildren.


Restore public service to stem corruption – Amandla 71/72

Restore public service to stem corruption – Amandla 71/72 Editorial Amandla Editorial | Amandla 71/72 | 08 September, 2020 Factional battles have long been raging in the ANC. Zuma’s attack on the President before the August NEC took the battle


Covid-19 and the economy

Covid-19 and the economy Amandla Correspondent | Amandla Issue 70 | June, 2020 In many ways, Covid-19 has proven itself an enemy perfectly suited for the modern age. In a time of rolling news cycles and diminishing attention spans, it


George Floyd murder: a movement erupts

George Floyd murder: a movement erupts Jack Gerson |Amandla 70|June 2020 On May 25 George Floyd was murdered by the Minneapolis police, pinned to the ground and strangled, a knee on his neck, for nearly nine minutes. It was a


The uprising

The Uprising Lewis Barnes |Amandla 70 | June 2020 The recent rebellions against police murder of black people in the United States have shaken every level of society. On May 25th, four Minneapolis policemen converged on George Floyd in his


Will Neoliberalism Fall

Will Neoliberalism Fall Editorial| Amandla Magazine Issue 70 | June 2020 A tragedy is unfolding in South Africa. The tragedy is not only about Covid-19 and the lockdown crisis. It did not start at the end of March. It has


Time for the revival of the BIG coalition

Time for the revival of the BIG coalition Amandla Online | May 2020 An idea whose time has come “There’s nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come”,  said Victor Hugo. This quote helps us understand the growing


The Real Jobs Summit: a long journey to economic and political freedom

The Real Jobs Summit: a long journey to economic and political freedom Amandla Correspondent | Amandla 69 | April/May 2020 In 2018, newly appointed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inaugural State of the Nation promised what would in effect be a presidency


Liberate the Government Employees Pension Fund from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Liberate the GEPF from the JSE Amandla Correspondent | Amandla 69 |March/April 2020 Globally, stock markets are reported to have lost more than $13 trillion dollars over this past month. South Africa was not spared. On 12th and 13th March

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