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Acid Mine Drainage: the environmental and social risks in the Witwatersrand gold fields

Acid Mine Drainage: the environmental and social risks in the Witwatersrand gold fields By Mariette Liefferink | Amandla!Magazine Issue No. 43/44 | December 2015 South Africa is at the transition point of “peak water.” This is the moment when the


2nd Session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations

2nd Session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations By Amandla correspondent | Amandla Magazine Issue 55-56 | December 2017 When the walls of the atrium heard the stories of struggle, of dissent and of resistance by


Updates from social formations and communities that are part of the Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power

Updates from social formations and communities that are part of the Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power Update from  Parmalat Case  (from Grace Tepula) The case we presented at the PPT on Parmalat’s operations in the dairy sector in


People’s Permanent Tribunal on Transnational Corporations Jurors Statement

The voices of communities in Southern Africa that are ignored by governments and transnational corporations are echoed in the Jurors’ Statement, delivered on the occasion of the second hearing of Permanent People’s Tribunal on transnational corporations in Southern Africa. The


Operation Hakudzokwi Commemoration (Zimbabwe)

Operation Hakudzokwi Commemoration Farai Maguwu| 12 November 2017 Background Operation Hakudzokwi Commemoration was held on the 10th of November in Mukwada ward, home to over 6000 people. The purpose of the commemoration is to honor and remember the hundreds of artisanal


Activists from Latin America and Southern Africa arrested in Zimbabwe

Activists from Latin America and Southern Africa arrested in Zimbabwe following commemoration of the Marange Massacre Yesterday (10 November 2017), the Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) hosted an event in commemoration of the 9th anniversary since the Marange diamond


A call for justice on the anniversary of the Marange massacre

A call for justice on the anniversary of the Marange massacre On the 9th anniversary of the Marange diamond fields massacre the Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power calls for justice for the slain miners and community members. This


The Paradise Papers: Tax Evasion & the low-wage regime

The Paradise Papers: Tax Evasion & the low-wage regime by the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) | 6 November 2017 In the Bermuda Connection (2015), the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) research on Lonmin illustrated that the harm


SA campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power & the Right to say NO

  The Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power has a delegation in Geneva right now that is advocating for the Right to Say No! through Free Prior and Informed and Consent (FPIC)   Here is link to a pamphlet is


Addiction to hot money retards growth, fuels inequality

Addiction to hot money retards growth, fuels inequality by Neva Mekgatla World Bank data show how much of an outlier SA is when it comes to global financial markets. It provides consistent information on capital inflows for 32 upper-middle-income economies


Right to Say No to Mining

Right to Say No to Mining The worldwide mining sector has to undergo a radical paradigm shift, writes Pope Francis in a letter to mining-affected communities. In a meeting in Rome, supported by CIDSE, the local communities called for resistance


The Right to say No to Mining! Yes to our future!

The Right to Say No to Mining! Yes to our future! 2nd Session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations  It was strong, powerful words like these by the Amadiba Crisis Committee, and echoed by peoples who


Permanent Peoples Tribunal to Dismantle Corporate Power [17 & 18 August 2017]

Permanent Peoples Tribunal to Dismantle Corporate Power [17 & 18 August 2017] The Southern Africa Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power will be holding the 2nd Session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations. The Tribunal takes place on the 17th &


G20: Pressure rising on tax haven USA

G20: Pressure rising on tax haven USA Tax Justice Network | 10/07/2017 The pressure is rising over non-compliant territory: the era of tax havens seems to slowly come to an end since even the USA could be threaten by economic


The Marange diamonds

By: Amandla! correspondent From: Amandla! Issue No.48  OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 The first session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations took place in September in Swaziland. Activists presented cases to a panel. Amandla! 47 contained a general article


State capture and the poor

State capture and the poor By Ronald Wesso | Amandla! Magazine Issue 53 | July 2017 What are the political implications for the poor of the ANC’s internal struggles around state capture? In the light of the outcome of the past


Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on TNC’s (2017)

The second session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ TNC’s 14-17th August 2017, in Johannesburg. The Tribunal, hosted by the Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power, is the second session of hearings, where eight communities from Southern Africa will


Pat Mooney podcast on Mergers

Audio recording of Pat Mooney talking about mergers and who controls the rights to water, land and seeds. Listen here: Pat Mooney has more than four decades experience working in international civil society, first addressing aid and development issues and


Shadow Report on Glencore’s Operations in Latin America

Shadow Report on Glencore’s Operations in Latin America Glencore is a transnational corporation who keeps its information behind a fortress, a major problem when the company is the fourth largest mining company, and fourth largest trader of raw commodities. This


Honest acounts 2017: How the World Profits from Africa’s Wealth

Honest acounts 2017: How the World Profits  from Africa’s Wealth Global Justice Now and other campaign organisations released a report last week, which explains how Africa’s wealth is being stolen and smuggled out of the continent by multinational corporations, and


Women defending water, land and life in northern KwaZulu-Natal

Women defending water, land and life in northern KwaZulu-Natal By:  Samantha Hargreaves Amandla! Issue No. 47 | September 2016 Women from Somkhele and Fuleni at the WoMin-led “Women Stand their Ground against Big Coal” Southern African exchange. Women carry the burden


Mega-Mergers: 3 giant corporations controlling South Africa’s Food and Farming systems

Mega-Mergers: 3 giant corporations controlling South Africa’s Food and Farming systems   Amidst the deepening political crisis in which South Africa is mired, another slow-burning crisis is playing out in our food and farming systems as three mega mergers are


NO GOOD COMES FROM THE MINE [video]

NO GOOD COMES FROM THE MINE:  Women Rise for Justice fundraising trailer This trailer showcases some of the struggles that the women in Somkhele face as a result of mining in their community. It shows how women from Fuleni come to Somkhele on a fact-finding


Judge Dennis Davis described attitudes to wealth taxes as appalling.

“I find it shocking there are people telling me we can’t increase estate duty, capital gains tax shouldn’t be higher, that the marginal tax rate shouldn’t increase. Why not? Quite frankly, we should be paying more tax and we should

 
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SA must resist another captured president: This time by the markets t.co/b3ATdMcAUM @AmandlaMedia @StopTNCimpunity

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An interesting editorial by Amandla! Ulutsha about extractivism. "But for what reasons do communities not get to se… t.co/SNprNmfpjr

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"We need to advocate the North to pay their carbon tax to the South and we need to advocate the rich in the South t… t.co/uhPt8W3Yij

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"In one mine in Amersfoort, 200 billion litres of gas are blown out every day in the form of pollution." -David Hal… t.co/SWBUtK942s

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"This nature makes us live. If you take away all the trees, we will die. The impact of the mining is huge. And it i… t.co/PjsQmNUMHa

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In response to the argument that mines create jobs: "In the DRC, the workers around the mines get 3% of the profits… t.co/XV7An2nrgO

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"Why do we not have the right to choose our own development? Why is the development always supposed to come from th… t.co/aafroLxirk

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"It is clear that the SA gov't is not on the side of the community but on the side of the mining company." -Nonhle… t.co/h6JhPA7TfK

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"We're facing intimidation, arrests, killings to fight against mining. We aren't scared because all we have is the… t.co/y8MYuMuzXr

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"The state has completely collapsed." (referring to DRC) -Soranya Aziz #AfricaIsNotForSale #StopThePlunder @StopTNCimpunity

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"15 of the 85 mining companies in the DRC are South African."-Médard Abenge #StopThePlunder #EndTNCImpunity @AmandlaMedia @StopTNCimpunity

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"The UN for me is the culprit. They coined the term PPP [Public Private Partnership], which has allowed the militia… t.co/o9q1WGmuAf

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A list of the TNCs that have been exploiting the DRC for its natural resources, contributing to the "endless crisis… t.co/yOUzgf4lsr