Tightening the belt | by Amandla! editorial staff

Tightening the belt | by Amandla! editorial staff

How is it possible for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to roll out a huge infrastructure programme requiring billions of rand and to slash the budget deficit (the proportion of government spending to GDP) from ––4.6% to –3% over three years without increasing taxes?...

Reviving socialism from below | by Phil Gasper

Capitalism’s biggest crisis since the 1930s raises the question of what can replace it. A SPECTER is haunting capitalism. As the world economy plunges into its worst crisis since the Great Depression, political discourse in the United States has been dominated by a...

Gas Rebranded as Green Energy by EU | by Fiona Harvey

Victory for gas lobby as aims of €80bn EU innovation programme altered to channel money to ‘low-carbon’ fossil fuel Energy from gas power stations has been rebranded as a green, low-carbon source of power by a €80bn European Union programme, in a triumph...

The private sector is corrupt too!

Dear Amandla! When one reads through any of our nation’s major newspapers one is bombarded with endless stories of corruption in government, the civil service and of those in power pillaging state resources. But these stories are overwhelmingly confined to...