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Vodacom took a step in the right direction when it announced that it would be dropping data prices from the 1st April and this price reduction is only the first one. It is the first network to settle with the Competition Commission rather than face prosecution. This is huge.  Prices of all bundles will significantly drop, for example a 1GB monthly data bundle will go from R149 to R99 and smaller bundles used by low-income consumers will drop even more.... Read more

DATA MUST FALL TIMELINE The Data Must Fall campaign has had high's and lows. From protesting outside the high court, completing ICASA's submissions, the slashing of the out-of-bundle rates by Vodacom in October 2017, the ICASA end-user regulations implemented and the Competition Commission's ruling on mobile network operators dropping data prices by 30% to 50%. Below is is a full timeline of the Data Must Fall Campaign.  2016: Growing concerns from the public about the high cost of data spark... Read more

The amandla.mobi Campaigner Fellowship is designed for writers and community organisers to receive training in best practice campaigning, intensive coaching and hands on practical experience in running campaigns. This 4 month full-time, paid Fellowship is open to Black women and gender non-conforming people, and will be based at the amandla.mobi offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. There are six spots available for the Fellowship, which will run from 3 February 2020 to 29 May 2020. You can learn more about the Campaigner... Read more

*Note we have restructured and tweaked our submission under two key themes; accountability and resources. However, the original blog post can be found below* You have the power to shape the NHI to deliver quality healthcare for all. But we have to act now, we only have until Friday 29th November to make our voices heard. Send in your submission here: https://awethu.amandla.mobi/petitions/demand-an-nhi-that-works-for-the-people Minister Zweli Mkhize has presented the National Health Insurance (NHI) bill to parliament [1]. It’s a bit complicated but... Read more

One of amandla .mobi’s partners, the Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO), had their offices looted and burnt on the night of Monday 2 September [1]. This is a major blow to an organisation that has stood side by side with casual workers to fight for dignity, by providing organising support and free legal advice. Just last year they won a Constitutional Court victory against labour brokers, to ensure better wages and benefits for workers [2]. Our friends at CWAO have... Read more

We’re looking for someone who has a proven track record for managing the day to day needs of office administration. The ideal candidate must be excited about working in a small team that creates change through the use of technology, communications and tools that enable our members to build people power and hold decision makers to account. Our workplace is fast paced and ever changing, and we’re looking for someone who has initiative, is efficient, organised, a people person who... Read more

The amandla.mobi Campaigner Fellowship is designed for writers and community organisers to receive training in best practice campaigning, intensive coaching and hands on practical experience in running campaigns. This 4 month full-time, paid Fellowship is open to Black womxn* and gender non-conforming people, and will be based at the amandla.mobi offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. There are six spots available for the Fellowship, which will run from 1 July 2019 to 31 October 2019. You can learn more about the Campaigner... Read more

After years of us campaigning for an end to the tax on womxn’s periods, Treasury finally listened. From the 1st April 2019 sanitary pads will be VAT free (zero-rated). This victory is thanks to members of the amandla .mobi community. But it may be too soon to celebrate this victory. Corporate greed may still stand in our way. If you would like to help us keep track of sanitary pads prices, you can tell us the prices of sanitary pads... Read more

amandla.mobi welcomes the settlement reached between ICASA and the cell phone companies at the Johannesburg High Court today. This means that  from 28 February in 2019, new regulations will take effect. This means that consumers will not lose unused data and airtime will last longer as consumers will be notified when their bundle runs out, and have the choice to opt in to out of bundle rates. Millions of South Africans, especially the poor, would have benefited from this regulations... Read more

Summary of the Campaigner Fellowship: The amandla.mobi Campaigner Fellowship is designed for writers and community organisers to receive training in best practice campaigning, intensive coaching and hands on practical experience in running campaigns. This 3 month full-time, paid Fellowship is open to Black women and non-binary people, and will be based at the amandla.mobi offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. There are 6 spots available for the Fellowship, which will run from 1 October 2018 to 21 December 2018. Read more