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Preamble We are educators in the post-school education sector across South Africa. We have come together in various fora over the past month to discuss principles, practices and possibilities for learning and teaching in South Africa during and after the COVID-19 Global Disaster. We are committed to our students, to our institutions, our communities, to developing critical intellectual cultures and to equal education as an essential service.  Read more

Vodacom recently became the first mobile network operator to reach what has been described as a “historic settlement” with the Competition Commission, an independent statutory body established to regulate competition between firms in the market, following an inquiry into the data services market. MTN has since also reduced its own prices, with both operators including a basic package of access for low-income consumers. Read more

Position: Operations and Finance Manager Employment type: This is a full time, permanent  contract subject to funding availability Start date: Monday 1 June 2020 (negotiable) Location: Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa Deadline to apply: 5pm, Wednesday 22 April  2020. Late applications may be accepted at the organisations discretion Black women, members of the LGBTQI community and people living with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Summary of position: amandla.mobi is inviting applicants to join our small, but highly skilled team, based... Read more

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