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Minister Zweli Mkhize has presented the National Health Insurance (NHI) bill to parliament. The NHI is “ The National Health Insurance (NHI) is a health care financing system that is designed to pool funds to actively purchase and provide -access to quality, affordable personal healthcare services for all South Africans based on their health needs, irrespective of their socioeconomic status.” [1]  It has been met with a lot of mixed negative reactions from medical aids and groups like Afriforum. Our... 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

NGO Feminist Caucus Statement on Sexual Harassment 28 May 2018 #WeBelieveThem We, the undersigned Feminist collective, stand in solidarity with, and as a default, believe all womxn[1] who come forward, who report on their experiences of sexual harassment and assault. This includes cases that have already been reported in the media, and those who have not spoken about it. We applaud the incredible bravery it took for those who have spoken out thus far, especially with the knowledge that we live in... Read more

Position: Operations and Finance Manager Employment type: This is a 12 month fixed-term contract and is subject to funding availability Start date: Monday 16 July 2018 (negotiable) Location: Johannesburg, South Africa Deadline to apply: 3pm, Friday 25 May 2018. Late applications may be accepted at the organisations discretion Black women, non-binary people, people living with disabilities and LGBTIQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.   Summary of position: amandla.mobi is inviting applicants to join our small, but highly skilled team,... Read more

Honourable Committee Members, my name is Nqaba Mpofu. I represent amandla.mobi and today I speak on behalf of over 47,000 people who signed their name to the following statement: “We the undersigned completely reject the proposed VAT increase and call on you as our elected leaders to scrap the VAT increase for 2018/2019. The Standing Committee on Finance should consider each of the undersigned names as an individual submission which categorically rejects the VAT increase in the Fiscal Framework and... Read more