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Personal Income Taxation in South Africa: The Struggle Against Inequality and Poverty in an Era of Crisis

Personal Income Taxation in South Africa: The Struggle Against Inequality and Poverty in an Era of Crisis AIDC Economic Justice Programme | 25 March, 2019 Introduction The purpose of this brief is to provide an overview of personal income tax in


Mass meeting on Human Rights Day in Sigidi Village, Mbizana

Mass Meeting on Human Rights Day in Sigidi Village, Mbizana Amadiba Crisis Committee | 20 March, 2019 Sigidi is one of five villages that have resisted the ‘Xolobeni Mining Project’ for 15 years. The villagers are also resisting Sanral’s N2


The Current Review: Call for Submissions

The Current Review: Call for Submissions The Current Review Editorial Collective | 18 March, 2019   If interested send an abstract, proposal, painting(s) or photograph(s) to this email address callforsubmissionsrc@gmail.com. There is no word limit!! Deadline: 30 March, 2019 The


The Unemployed Urge Government to Act on Unemployment

The Unemployed Urge Government to Act on Unemployment A Statement by the Assembly of the Unemployed | 18 March 2019   The Assembly of the Unemployed is a burgeoning movement that gives voice to South Africa’s more than 10 million


Right to Say No: Rally and festival in Sigidi village, ‘Xolobeni’, Human Rights Day 21 March

Right to Say No: Rally and festival in Sigidi village, ‘Xolobeni’, Human Rights Day 21 March Amadiba Crisis Committee | 13 March, 2019 It is with great pride and excitement that the Amadiba Crisis Committee announces, and at the same


Class, Race, Gender and Knowledge

Class, Race, Gender and Knowledge Join us for a talk with internationally renowned Marxist academic, Helena Sheehan, on Class, Race, Gender and Knowledge. The discussion will be co-hosted with the Mzala Nxumalo Centre for the Study of South African Society


#BudgetDay: 8 points for Mboweni

#BudgetDay: 8 points for Mboweni Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) | 20 February 2019 We are not as helpless as we may think, there are alternatives to the budget we can expect from Mboweni today. Here are 8 points


Building a new Eskom: Fully Public and Serving the People

Building a new Eskom: Fully Public and Serving the People 28 February 2019 | 17:30 – 20:00 | 129 Rochester Road, Observatory (CPT) The crisis at ESKOM must not be used to further liberalise and privatise the energy sector. The


Putting Eskom’s debt on the government balance sheet could lead to another credit downgrade and disastrous budget austerity

Putting Eskom’s debt on the government balance sheet could lead to another credit downgrade and disastrous budget austerity By Dick Forslund | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 18 February 2019 In danger of being overlooked by the Eskom catastrophe is


Community consent requirement will end mining, MPs told

Community consent requirement will end mining, MPs told By Linda Ensor | Original Source: Business Day | 15 February 2019 Mineral resources director-general Mokoena says Act only requires meaningful consultation with communities before a mining right is granted If the law is


Capitalism Has Failed — What Next?

Capitalism Has Failed — What Next? By John Bellamy Foster | Original Source: Monthly Review | 11 February 2019 Less than two decades into the twenty-first century, it is evident that capitalism has failed as a social system. The world


The struggle to socialise Eskom

The struggle to socialise Eskom By Jeff Rudin | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 05 February 2019 Being identified as the villains, even before the government makes public its much anticipated and discussed Eskom rescue plans, is some achievement. The National


The Hadji Alidja Esau Story Book Launch

The Hadji Alidja Esau Story Book Launch Join us on Tuesday 12 February 2019, from 18h00 at AIDC (129 Rochester Road, Observatory) for the book launch of The Hadji Alidja Esau Story with the author, Cyril W Jacobs. About the


Unions must fight the companies Bill

Unions must fight the companies Bill By Jeff Rudin | Original source: Mail & Guardian | 28 January 2019 We can be proud of having some of the most progressive legislation in the world. Our shame is that we are


Magnificent Victory for the RIGHT TO SAY NO to mining

Magnificent Victory for the RIGHT TO SAY NO to mining By Local Correspondent | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 24 January 2019 The community of Umgungundlovu, known as “Xolobeni” and organised in the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), won a landmark victory


One, Two, Many Rosa Luxemburgs

One, Two, Many Rosa Luxemburgs By Ines Schwerdtner | Original Source: Jacobin | 22 January 2019 Hardly any figure in the history of socialism represents such an impressive combination of sharp-minded theoretician and rhetorically explosive politician as did Rosa Luxemburg.


More Than A Game: Cricket, Imperialism & SA with Colin Bundy

More Than A Game: Cricket, Imperialism & SA with Colin Bundy Join us on Thursday 24 January 2019, from 18h00 at AIDC (129 Rochester Road, Observatory) for a talk with leading historian, Colin Bundy, on Cricket, Imperialism & South Africa.


The spark ignites in the action – the philosophy of praxis in the thought of Rosa Luxemburg

The spark ignites in the action – the philosophy of praxis in the thought of Rosa Luxemburg By Michael Löwy | Original Source: International Viewpoint | 15 January 2019 To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the murder of one of


Mantashe announces a ‘Third Coming’ to Xolobeni on 16 January – “DON’T COME, MINISTER MANTASHE!”

Mantashe announces a ‘Third Coming’ to Xolobeni on 16 January – “DON’T COME, MINISTER MANTASHE!” Amadiba Crisis Committee Press Statement | 09 January 2018 On 20 December our lawyers got a letter. Gwede Mantashe “invites stakeholders” to discuss “economic development”


South Africa: The Brinkmanship of Stagnating Capitalism

South Africa: The Brinkmanship of Stagnating Capitalism By Amandla Correspondent | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 08 January 2018 It is now widely accepted that South Africa’s economy is not just stagnant. It is in a crisis. The business-oriented media and


Participation and Unity are Key

Participation and Unity are Key By Anthony de Villiers | Written for Amandla | 10 December 2018 It would be painfully regrettable to watch a golden opportunity slip away, an opportunity that beckons with the promise of fruitful rewards. South


Visiting Lula in prison

Visiting Lula in prison By Noam Chomsky | Amandla Magazine Issue 60 | 23 November 2018 The prisoner we visited, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – “Lula,” as he is universally known — has been sentenced to virtual life imprisonment,


Xolobeni Defeat DMR & Mantashe and Win the Right to Say No to Mining

Xolobeni Defeat DMR & Mantashe and Win the Right to Say No to Mining Amadiba Crisis Committee Press Release | 22 November 2018 The Xolobeni community has won its case against DMR and Mr Gwede Mantashe. The North Gauteng High Court


Where to for Brazil?

Where to for Brazil? Brazil has just elected a fascist president who is openly racist, sexist and homophobic. For this to happen in a country where the Workers Party (with all its flaws) was in power and with many strong