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The EFF will not bring the change South Africans need

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 have to...

Corruption is a class project – Amandla 76 Editorial

Corruption is a class project – Amandla 76 Editorial

Corruption is a class project - Amandla 76 Editorial Editorial | Amandla 76 | June 2021 The scandal surrounding the Health Minister is symptomatic of a terrible disease gripping South Africa. Literally, billions of rands are looted, not just by the predatory elite (a...

After the “Numsa moment”: towards a party of a new kind.

After the “Numsa moment”: towards a party of a new kind.

After the “Numsa moment”: towards a party of a new kind. Niall Reddy | Amandla 75 | March 2021 "From Podemos to Sanders, a new wave of parties and electoral coalitions have emerged and made rapid gains" Over the last decade, the Left in a number of Western countries...

The EFF will not bring the change South Africans need

The lessons of the Indian farmers’ struggle

The lessons of the Indian farmers’ struggle Sushovan Dhar | Amandla 75 | March 2021      The unions were determined to have a tractor rally on Republic Day. No other Republic Day has witnessed such unprecedented levels of public claims over their...

Connecting the dots: Covid, climate and capitalism.

Connecting the dots: Covid, climate and capitalism.

Connecting the dots: Covid, climate and capitalism. Jacklyn Cock | Amandla 75 | March 2021 The climate crisis and the Covid–19 pandemic are connected through the violation of ecological limits.The worst affected, the “shock absorbers” of both crises, are the African...

Covid-19 and the awakening of the arts sector

Covid-19 and the awakening of the arts sector

Covid-19 and the awakening of the arts sector Mike van Graan | Amandla 75 | March 2021 Pretoria State Theatre. More than R300 million is spent on theatre infrastructure inherited from the apartheid era in Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and Bloemfontein with the Market...

Covid-19 vaccines – the new apartheid?

Covid-19 vaccines – the new apartheid?

Covid-19 vaccines – the new apartheid? Lydia Cairncross and Fatima Hassan | Amandla 75 | March 2021 At the end of February, ILRIG held a webinar on the issue of Covid vaccines. Two of the speakers were Fatima Hassan, Director of the Health Justice Initiative, and...

Global vaccine system fails poor countries

Global vaccine system fails poor countries

Global vaccine system fails poor countries Yousuf Vawda | Amandla 75 | March 2021 The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has not as yet been able to find consensus on a waiver to suspend certain intellectual property rules that are blocking access to diagnostics,...

Covid-19 and the awakening of the arts sector

Covid-19 vaccines – inequality and the politics of health

Covid-19 vaccines – inequality and the politics of health Leslie London and Lauren Paremoer | Amandla 75 | March 2021      Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, India. This inequality will kill people on a global scale, as it did with HIV until civil society forced Big Pharma to cede...

Everything Must Fall Documentary

Everything Must Fall Documentary

Produced by Uhuru Productions, Everything Must Fall is a documentary that offers: An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall​ student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education, and morphed into the...

Austerity can be defeated- Amandla 75 Editorial

Austerity can be defeated- Amandla 75 Editorial

Austerity can be defeated- Amandla 75 Editorial Editorial | Amandla Magazine Issue 75 | March 2021 The rapid spread of struggles against financial exclusion, from Wits University to other tertiary campuses, may just be the vital spark for the coming together of a...

Gender-based violence: alternatives to incarceration

Gender-based violence: alternatives to incarceration

Gender-based violence: alternatives to incarceration Sohela Surajpal | Amandla Issue 73/4 | December 2020 Last year, South Africans took to the streets after the tragic rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana, a University of Cape Town student murdered by a postal...

The EFF will not bring the change South Africans need

The working class must build an African nation

The working class must build an African nation Mazibuko Kanyiso Jara | Amandla Issue 73/74 |December 2020 The basic objectives of liberation cannot be achieved without undermining the accumulated political, social, cultural and economic white privileges. The moulding...

WhatsApp and anti-capitalists: should you stay or should you go?

Nationalism and patriotism: the opium of the masses

Nationalism and patriotism: the opium of the masses Zwide Ndwandwe | Amandla 73/74 | December 2020 To say that the Republic of South Africa has been dealing with an internal image crisis for the last decade of the “post-apartheid” years would be putting it mildly. The...

Global vaccine system fails poor countries

Racial capitalism and justice in the era of climate crisis

Racial capitalism and justice in the era of climate crisis Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò | Amandla Issue 73/74 | December 2020 We have just a few years to develop a necessary base for the coming struggles over who and what will be secured on this planet. Why the time frame? The UN’s...

Amandla 73/74 Editorial

Amandla 73/74 Editorial

We will not return to normal, because normal was the problem   But is abnormal possible? Covid 19, the associated lockdowns, wearing of masks and social distancing have disrupted society. On the one hand, there is the obvious desire for things to return to...

Land Reform – A critique of Traditional Leadership

Land Reform – A critique of Traditional Leadership

Land Reform - A critique of Traditional Leadership by Lwazi Ncapayi and Solomzi Ntungwa | 14 July 2018 | Amandla! Magazine The South African constitution recognises customary law as a source of law, and may be used in courts of  Law as evidence, as per s211(3) which...

Students speak out on Free-Fee Report

Students speak out on Free-Fee Report

Students speak out on Free-Fee Report The much anticipated President’s Report on the Feasibility of Free Tertiary education was released. Fees have not fallen, even after three years of student protests under the banners #FeesMustFall and #OutsourcingMustFall. It’s...