Volunteer for Amandla

There’s lots more we’d like to be able to do with Amandla!, so we welcome offers of help from people with particular skills. For instance, do you have audio or video recording and editing skills that could help us move into multimedia? Could you help us fundraise? Are...

In defence of City Press | by Julius Malema

Julius Malema argues against the ANC’s campaign to boycott the newspaper ENGAGE AND NOT BAN THE CITY PRESS In my tenure as President of the ANC Youth League, I have been a victim of vilification and dis-reputation by many South African leading newspapers. The...
The Weirdness Closes In

The Weirdness Closes In

On the face of it, Mamphela Ramphele’s long political Calvary has not seemed so strange. It has been clear ever since she returned to South Africa, flushed with neoliberal propaganda and plugging effortlessly into the right-wing smear campaign against President...

After the World Ended (IV): But How Can It Be Done?

What has to be overthrown in the ANC is a party which nearly two-thirds of the electorate voted for, and which is led by some of the shrewdest and most unscrupulous politicians in the country. Somehow those people have to be persuaded to stop supporting it, and those...
Mandela’s Democracy

Mandela’s Democracy

By Andrew Nash from Monthly Review The Tribal Model of DemocracyIn his speech from the dock, at his 1962 trial for inciting African workers to strike and leaving the country without a passport, Nelson Mandela described the initial formation of his political ideas....