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Public sector jobs under attack

Public sector jobs under attack Dick Forslund | Amandla 77 | August/September 2021 A day or two before the Budget Speech in February 2020, the state employer met with the unions and announced that the third year of the 2018


A nation divided: 1948 to 2021

A nation divided: 1948 to 2021 Sam Moodley | Amandla 77 | August 2021 Note: while I abhor the use of apartheid racial categories, I use terms such as “Indian” and “African” only to facilitate reading. Quotation marks are used


No rainbow, no gold: the Mandela rainbow myth: Monday July 12 made that clear

No rainbow, no gold: the Mandela rainbow myth: Monday July 12 made that clear David Hemson interviews “looter” Thabo Mutsaka* | Amandla 77 | August/September 2021 Thabo is a well educated youth, a university graduate deeply disappointed in the prospects


Transitioning with Harmony: the Neoliberal Project in Sudan

Transitioning with harmony: the neoliberal project in Sudan Muzan Alneel and Walaa Salah | Amandla 77 | August/September 2021 It has been almost three years since millions of Sudanese women and men marched the streets demanding a new reality that


The struggle for a Basic Income Grant [Interview with Khokhoma Motsi]

The struggle for a Basic Income Grant [Interview with Khokhoma Motsi] Interview with Khokhoma Motsi | Amandla 77 | August September 2021 Amandla!: The Covid-19 pandemic has been so devastating on the lives of the mass of poor people, coming


The Paris Commune: an ode to emancipation [Book Review]

The Paris Commune: an ode to emancipation [Book Review] Siyabulela Mama |Amandla 77 | August/September 2021 We do not pay homage to a man, a hero or a great thinker, but to a crowd of anonymous people whom we refuse


A terrifying vision of South Africa’s future

A terrifying vision of South Africa’s future Niall Reddy | Amandla 77 | August/September 2021 This is an edited version of an article which first appeared on the Africa is a Country (AIAC) website. Amandla! has an arrangement with AIAC


Climate: Rage, Despair and Hope [Amandla 77 Editorial]

Climate: Rage, Despair and Hope [Amandla 77 Editorial] Jonathan Neale and Amandla Editorial Collective | Amandla 77 Rage is the only sane response. That rage can feed despair. But if we let despair defeat hope, we are lost. The first


RESPECT: A biopic of a larger-than-life Aretha Franklin

RESPECT: A biopic of a larger-than-life Aretha Franklin [Film Review] Dinga Sikwebu | Amandla 77 | August/September 2021 A Sneak-Peak into the upcoming issue of Amandla Magazine, coming out the week of the 23rd of August, 2021. Download the full


The economy on your doorstep by Ayabonga Cawe

The economy on your doorstep by Ayabonga Cawe Reviewed by Gumani Tshimomola | Amandla 76 | June/July 2021 I could not have picked a better spot to immerse myself in a book that tells unique economics stories from experiences, hopes


Saving the public sector is critical for a just recovery

Saving the public sector is critical for a just recovery  Dominic Brown | Amandla 76 | June/July 2021 There must be greater government intervention in the economy, and public services have to be restored. These have been two of the


The Second Coming of Nongqawuse and the Lean Spoils of National Wealth

The Second Coming of Nongqawuse and the Lean Spoils of National Wealth Ayabonga Cawe | Amandla Online | 02 August, 2021 “Itsha nganina, indlu yeCongress? Azi babebona ntoni na, ooSivuma-ngamehlo? Lumkelani!  Iyatshona iqanawe yeSizwe. Nina nisalibele kukuqwith’ezidosheni”.  Nontsizi Mgqwetho, Uqekeko


Demystifying nuclear energy: Do we need it to save ourselves?

Demystifying nuclear energy: Do we need it to save ourselves? Bruce Baigrie | Amandla 76 | June/July 2021 On 26th April 2017, the High Court delivered what was ultimately a death-blow to Jacob Zuma’s nuclear build programme. This was undoubtedly


Precarious workers continue to search for organisation

Precarious workers continue to search for organisation Interview with Sydney Moshoaliba | Amandla | June/July 2021 Interview with Sydney Moshoaliba, Education Officer of Casual Workers Advice Office Amandla!: Please start by telling us a little bit about CWAO, just broadly


Mass-rooted left renewal as the foundation

Mass-rooted left renewal as the foundation Mazibuko Kanyiso Jara  | Amandla 76 | June/July 2021 The society we are in first  Any call for a Left party as Comrade Niall Reddy has proposed, or undertaking any organised Left renewal initiative,


Umthandazo weJazz (Jazz Prayer for Peace)

Umthandazo weJazz (Jazz Prayer for Peace) Dinga Sikwebu | Amandla Online | 20 July 2021 On 18 July 2021, Dinga Sikwebu gave an input to a gathering held at a restaurant in Sandton called eDikeni. The event was organised by


Can we reclaim football from below?

Can we reclaim football from below? Mazibuko Kanyiso Jara | Amandla 76 | June/July 2021 In Europe, we recently saw mass protests by the supporters of Liverpool, Manchester United and other English Premiership clubs against the proposed European Super League.


Towards a General Strike

Towards a General Strike  Interview with Zwelinzima Vavi | Amandla 76 | June/July 2021 Amandla! interviewed Zwelinzima Vavi, SAFTU General Secretary Amandla!: One way to assess the state of the trade union movement is to look at the proportion of


SACP militants need to come out

SACP militants need to come out Mazibuko Jara and Gunnet Kaaf | Amandla Online | June/July 2021 Where were the 22 million members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union when things were going wrong in that vast territory?


Unions In Crisis: Has The Union Form Outlived Its Usefulness for Workers?

Unions In Crisis: Has The Union Form Outlived Its Usefulness for Workers? By Dale T McKinley | Amandla 76 | June/July 2021 The general frame:  A deep, systemic crisis There can be little argument that the world of work in


Green Colonialism

Green Colonialism Tshiamo Malatji | Amandla 76 | June/July 2021 An environmentalism that relies on an imperialist organisation of the world is not an environmentalism that serves Africa. The Green New Deal (GND), packaged as the most ambitious environmental policy


Amazon wages war against unions

Amazon wages war against unions Alex Press | Amandla 76 | June/July 2021 When workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, decided to unionise, the trillion-dollar company, marshalled by the world’s richest man, waged a war against them. The


EFF organises and represents workers

EFF organises and represents workers Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi, Head of EFF Labour Desk, interviewed by Mazibuko Jara Amandla 76 | June 2021 Mazibuko Jara: When it comes to organising workers, what is the strategic thinking? What do you want to achieve?


The EFF will not bring the change South Africans need

The EFF will not bring the change South Africans need Andile Zulu | Amandla 76 | June 2021 Approaching local elections, beyond its spectacles of defiance and never-ending episodes of controversy, what do the politics of the Economic Freedom Fighters

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