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AIDC welcomes the successful vote for a United Nations Tax Convention

Today, the members of the United Nations voted to approve a resolution, tabled by the Africa Group, calling for the establishment of a United Nations framework convention on taxation. This is a landmark moment, marking possibly the biggest shift in

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MTBPS2023: AIDC Statement on the 2023 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement

The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, which sets the framework for the national budget over the next three years is a disaster for a country on the brink of social collapse.  South Africa is facing a devastating social crisis, not a

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AIDC welcomes Africa Group’s Draft UN Resolution Towards Global Tax Body

The United Nations last week published a draft resolution, tabled by Nigeria on behalf of the Africa Group, calling for a United Nations convention on international tax cooperation. This is a welcome step towards fixing the outdated international tax framework

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Rights for the People rules for TNCs: First impressions on the updated draft treaty on TNCs and human rights

Statement of the Global Campaign, 11th of September 2023 The Global Campaign to Reclaim People’s Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity (Global Campaign) is a worldwide network of over 250 social movements, civil society organisations, trade unions and communities

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STATEMENT: The Right to Say No Campaign Rejects the Farce that is the MPRDA Review Summit!

On 13 July 2023, The Right to Say No Campaign joins mining-affected communities from various parts of the country in a picket against the Minerals Petroleum Resources Development Act Review Summit convened by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMRE) on

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African Regional Indaba on UN binding treaty takes place this week!

Civil society organisations are hosting the fourth African Regional Indaba on the UN binding treaty on business and human rights at Parktonian Hotel in Johannesburg on 27 and 28 June 2023.   The Centre for Applied Legal Studies, ActionAid, the

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Financial load shedding: Stop the Reserve Bank’s Adventure into the Dark! Governor Kganyago, resign!

Kganyago’s “fight against inflation” increases unemployment and economic stagnation. It is time for Governor Kganyago to resign.  Currency markets are unpredictable, but it is obvious that the SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago and his Monetary Policy Committee (which unanimously approved the

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AIDC Statement on 2023/4 National Budget

2023/4 National Budget Analysis Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) Statement 23 February 2023 “This is not an austerity budget”, said Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana in his 2023 budget speech. It is a blatant lie. Yet another budget that centres

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Anti-Mining Activists to picket outside Parliament!

Statement by The Right to Say No and People’s Dialogue Cape Town, 6 February 2023 From today through to 9 February, transnational mining corporations from around the world will gather in Cape Town for their annual Mining Indaba. The purpose

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AbM STATEMENT: Amadiba Crisis Committee comrades are under threat – a call for solidarity

Last year our movement lost three leaders to assassination and another comrade to a police murder. On 21 January our comrade Thulani Maseko was assassinated in Swaziland. Political assassinations have often been used to repress dissent in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. 

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