Corruption

UPROOTING the Minerals-Energy Complex

UPROOTING the Minerals-Energy Complex

DURING THE WEEK of September 20th 2021, thousands of people in every province of South Africa mobilised under the banner of #UprootTheDMRE. They were protesting against the polluting, unjust and harmful energy and mining agenda of Minister Gwede Mantashe’s Department...

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS 2021

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS 2021

The majority of South Africans, especially black working class and poor communities, issued a resounding vote of no confidence in the ANC on November 1st: in 1994 the party won 12.2 million votes; in 2021 only 5.2 million votes. Fewer than 12 million out of an...

Public sector jobs under attack

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 public sector wage agreement wouldn’t be...

A nation divided: 1948 to 2021

A nation divided: 1948 to 2021

A nation divided: 1948 to 2021 Sam Moodley | Amandla 77 | August 2021      Pine Street in Durban, at the height of the conflict between Africans and Indians in 1949. When the riots were finally subdued there were 142 people killed and 1,087 injured. Note: while I...

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

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

  We do not pay homage to a man, a hero or a great thinker, but to a crowd of anonymous people whom we refuse to forget. In this time of despair in South Africa and the world, where we are seeing xenophobia as a dominating factor in our society. In this time...

A terrifying vision of South Africa’s future

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 to publish some of each other’s...

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

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

Climate: Rage, Despair and Hope [Amandla 77 Editorial] Jonathan Neale and Amandla Editorial Collective | Amandla 77 The IPCC states clearly that climate change is “unequivocally caused by human activities.”But can climate change be laid at the door of the whole of...

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

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 issue HERE. As part of...

The economy on your doorstep by Ayabonga Cawe

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 and aspirations of people. These...

Saving the public sector is critical for a just recovery

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 primary lessons that many have...

Precarious workers continue to search for organisation

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...

Mass-rooted left renewal as the foundation

Mass-rooted left renewal as the foundation

Mass-rooted left renewal as the foundation Mazibuko Kanyiso Jara  | Amandla 76 | June/July 2021 What is the place of unpaid social reproductive labour and women workers in this accumulation regime? What accounts for gender oppression and patriarchy? The society...

Umthandazo weJazz (Jazz Prayer for Peace)

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 Joburg-based jazz musicians, eDikeni and...

Can we reclaim football from below?

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. This...

Towards a General Strike

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 workers who are...

SACP militants need to come out

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? This rhetorical question was asked by...