The message from the estimated 150,000 marchers who took part in the 9th August Cape Town march in solidarity with Palestine was powerful, principled and
Symbolic gestures of solidarity are not enough Dear Amandla! About a month ago the ANC called on the ANC-headed government to expel the Zionist ambassador
President Zuma has signed a contentious round of amendments to the Labour Relations Act into law. After protests from Cosatu, the government withdrew the
Firoze Manji is the founder and former editor of Pambazuka News and now director of the Pan- African Baraza. A!: How do you understand what is referred
To say that Israel is like apartheid South Africa is truly an understatement. The sustained violent dispossession, discrimination and repression of Palestinians
An Exclusive Amandla! Interview with Gilbert Achcar A!: What impact has the conflict in Israel/Palestine had generally on the political situation in the
Many people within South Africa and the global Jewish community are determined in their attempts to portray the Jewish community as homogeneous and unified
Interview by Alex Hotz A!: What is the current state of resistance among Palestinians after the recent Israeli onslaught? OB: It's important to put this
As this issue of Amandla! goes to press, we read disturbing accounts of South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) shop stewards being prevented by
Following are excerpts from interviews by Amandla! staff of women activists in NUMSA, conducted during NUMSA's "International Symposium on Left Political
Even as South Africa marks the two-year anniversary of the Marikana massacre – which marked a decisive turning point for the country's platinum mining
Facing the most serious civilizational threat ever, what is the South African government doing? The new Infrastructure Development Act pushed into law
The recent State of the Nation address shone a spotlight on the need for energy security in SA. Specifically it highlighted a large-scale nuclear programme
In his State of the Nation address of 26 June 2014, President Zuma called for "a radical transformation of the energy sector, to develop a sustainable
Attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) continues to be seen as the core pathway for southern Africa and the African region as a whole to meet economic
On June 4th, PowerFM 98.7 radio host Eusebius McKaiser interviewed AIDC Senior Researcher Dick Forslund regarding South Africa's current economic prospects
The proceedings of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the killings at Marikana have been widely criticised for their many shortcomings, but a number
Sensational reporting on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading fear and stereotypes about the so-called "dark continent". The disease has killed
Revolutions distinguish themselves as phenomena that change those who wield social power, replacing old ruling classes with new classes of rulers. In
Éric Toussaint interviewed by Benito Perez for the Swiss newspaper Le Courrier from Geneva Éric Toussaint knows what is at stake in development finance.
This deeply moving coming-of-age film explores the life of an ordinary boy transformed by the world around him. Linklater uses the same actors over 12
A review by Xoliswa Skomolo In 1990, South Africa crossed the rubicon of apartheid, and all babies born thereafter are referred to as "born-frees". One
African filmmaking has been affected by histories of colonialism and imperialism, and in South Africa the effects of apartheid further complicate the politics
Behold, the end of the world is nigh. The barbarians have breached the gates. Savages are redrawing maps without the superpowers. Journalists' heads are
The world's largest ever march against climate change on Sunday (21 September) brought 400,000 people to the streets of New York, starting a
lively parade at Central Park. On...
Amandla!: What in your view are the factors that gave rise to the latest assault on Gaza and why did it happen at this time? Why has it taken such an exceptionally brutal form?...
Some choice bits from NUMSA's response to COSATU
The full text can be found here
13. We have boldly maintained that at the heart of the crisis in COSATU are two opposing...
It's becoming common knowledge, if not a public secret, that the ANC and the DA, though differing ideologically, at least at the level of rhetoric, are not practically far...