Amandla 87: State of dysfunction

by Apr 21, 2023All Articles

Issue 87 of Amandla! focuses on the collapse of the state. We look both at municipalities and state-owned entities. Trevor Ngwane writes on local government finance and we have an interview with Ikora, a civic from Komani in E.Cape, as well as an article from Tony Martel on the water situation there, as Day Zero approaches. An interview with NUM leadership from Camden Power Station sheds light on what’s really happening with Eskom’s generation capacity. Lauren Paremoer writes about how the dysfunctional state disproportionately affects women, as they are left to pick up the pieces of a collapsed social care system. And Janet Cherry tells the story of a struggle to negotiate the dysfunctional state when building a community-owned solar power project.

We also have an article from Noor Nieftagodien in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1973 Durban strikes, an analysis from Dick Forslund of the public sector wage settlement and an explanation of the green structural adjustment inherent in the recent JET-IP agreement. Gunnett Kaaf writes on the latest twists and turns of the SACP as it ducks and dives around what it’s going to do in the 20224 election. Andile Zulu explains neoliberalism in our regular ‘What do we mean by’ column. Siyabulela Mama is recently back from an extended trip to Palestine and he reflects on what struck him there. And we have some poetry from the Botsotso Collective.

Read the editorial: Neoliberalism, corruption, incompetence, STATE OF DYSFUNCTION!

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