Interview: Why the ANC Youth League Wants Nationalisation

Floyd Shivambu, spokesperson for the African National Congress Youth League, gave Amandla! an interview as to why the Youth League has resurrected the nationalisation debate.What has motivated the ANCYL to place the issue of the nationalisation of the mines on the...

Let’s Put Nationalisation to the Vote

By Amandla! Editorial StaffThe ANC, according to many of its leaders, does not intend to change economic policy. But the debate on the mining industry signifies that people see the necessity for change. These are the two things to learn from the public exchange over...

Can Nationalisation Be Done?

The government can’t simply buy the mining industry. That would ruin the state. A price of R2 trillion has been circulating as a rough estimate. This amounts to more than three times the entire state budget that is three years of total state expenditures. The only...

Nationalising Land?

By Amandla! Editorial StaffWhat would a sincere debate on the nationalisation of the mines mean for millions of landless rural workers who are still waiting for the land reform promised? Amandla! asked Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza who leads the project for Land Reform...

Nationalisation and the Freedom Charter

By Martin Legassick Ben Turok (‘Calm down. The ANC is not about to seize mines’, The Times, 19/7/2009) may not support nationalisation of the mines in the present, but as one of the authors of the 1955 economic clauses in the Freedom Charter, the honourable Turok...