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ECONOMY AND AUSTERITY MASS TEACH-IN

The Alternative Information Development Centre and the Cry of the Xcluded will be hosting a two-day Economy and Austerity Mass Teach-In. This event is geared towards individuals with a keen interest in economic justice and social welfare. Participants can expect

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Alternatives to Austerity: Dealing with Rising Levels of Public Debt

South Africa’s growing government debt is the main argument of the National Treasury’s implementation of budget austerity, under the name of ‘fiscal consolidation’ in South Africa. Our new publication focuses on the development of South African sovereign debt and also

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CONFERENCE: ALTERNATIVES TO DEBT AND AUSTERITY

🔊 Join us ahead of the 2024 Budget Speech for a conference on alternatives to debt and austerity! 🌍 The Alternative Information and Development Centre will be hosting a two-day conference preceding the 2024 Budget Speech from 14 to 15 February

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BJC Climate Change Webinar and General Meeting

Join the Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) on Thursday, 13 April 2023 at 12PM as they host a webinar on Climate Change and the Financing of the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JET-P) with Andile Zulu, AIDC Energy Democracy Officer as a guest

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Cry of the Xcluded’s Year of Mass Action campaign gains traction

Earlier this month, the Cry of the Xcluded launched a Year of Mass Action campaign, since then, they have held speak-outs, teach-ins, protests and demonstrations to create awareness and to channel the anger of South Africans to where it belongs.

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Strategies to Resist Austerity!

AIDC is hosting a discussion on International and Historical Experiences of Austerity with Clara Mattei – author of the Capital Order: How economists invented austerity and paved the way to fascism on the 15 March 2023.  Following the input from

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Statement: More than 11 million South Africans remain jobless!

The Assembly of the Unemployed (AoU) and the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) are not moved by the recently released figures that indicate that the unemployment rate decreased to 32.9% from 33.9% in the second quarter of 2022.  According

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AIDC statement: More foreign loans = greater indebtedness and hardship

The AIDC notes with great concern, the third secretive loan agreement that President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed on behalf of South Africa in Egypt. This follows the Glasgow deal struck in 2021. The ongoing lack of transparency and accountability by

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CRIME & CORRUPTION OP-ED: The smoke and mirrors of greed — what lies hidden in plain sight

By Jeff Rudin | Daily Maverick | 25 Oct 2022  Crime and corruption are the natural corollaries of greed. It would be an economic disaster if we were ever to succeed in tackling them. Crime, after all, is almost certainly the largest

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AIDC Statement on the 2022 Mid-Term Budget (MTBPS): Extreme austerity and budget cuts continue in a glass house of orthodoxy!

Minister Enoch Gondongwana’s speech illustrates how the government has fully adopted a neoliberal austerity agenda, including the privatisation of the country’s energy and transport systems. It remains committed to major budget cuts and harsh austerity as Treasury continues to swing

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