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It's been 4 years since Lonmin and our police coordinated to crush the miners' strike, resulting in 44 lives lost. Today families grieve while struggling to put food on the table after the loss of their bread winners. But there is some hope. Government has engaged in talks with representatives of the families, though no firm commitments have yet been made. Despite Lonmin’s role in the massacre, they have as yet not provided any form of compensation nor do they... Read more

We're hearing a lot of Mayoral candidates talk about fighting corruption, but have you heard anyone talk about making Service Delivery Agreements (SDAs) and Municipal Services Partnership Agreements (MSPAs) publicly accessible? No idea what these are? Well, it often feels like that’s the way many political candidates want it to stay. You see, the Municipal Systems Act states SDAs and MSPAs must be made public [1], so that people like you and I can see who, what, when and how much companies contracted to... Read more

Thirteen months on and SABC and etv will still not screen Emmy award winning documentary, Miners shot Down. As congratulatory messages continue to flow from all directions including political parties, amandla.mobi members ask why the SABC and etv will still not show the documentary to all South Africans. On the eve of the second anniversary of the Marikana Massacre last year, widows and family members of those killed in Marikana, travelled from the Farlam Commission of Inquiry to the studios... Read more

Inhlangano yokugqugquzela amalungelo omphakathi, i-amandla.mobi, ibe nempumelelo ngemuva kokufaka uhlu lwezikhalo kuMnyango wezeMfundo ePhakeme ephoqa uMnyango ukuthi ukhiphe umbiko we-‘No-Fees Varsity’. UMnyango uthumele lo mbiko kwi-amandla.mobi namhlanje ekuseni, NgoLwesine, ngemuva kwesicelo ebesifakwe ngokomgomo wokuPhucula ukuFinyelela oLwazini, kuMqondisi-Jikele kanye kuSekela Mqondisi-Jikele ezinsukwini ezimbili ezedlule. Zombili lezi zikhulu bezinikezwe izinsuku ezingu-14 ukuthi ziphendule kulesi sicelo. Umbiko we-’No-Fees Varsity’ wawuthulwe kuNgqongqoshe wezeMfundo ePhakeme, uMnu Blade Nzimande, ngoZibandlela ka-2012 kodwa wawungazange udluliselwe emphakathini. “Ukukhishwa kwalo mbiko kungokunqoba okukhulu kumalunga e-amandla.mobi asaqhubeka nokukhalisana nabafundi mayelana... Read more

*UPDATE* - University of Johannesburg students and workers have launched an #OccupyUJ shut down in response to workers losing their jobs, the VC refusing to meet with students over fees. Students have faced assault by security, bouncers and armed police. Please send airtime or an e-wallet to @UJFML via 0834412941 (MTN). -We are getting reports from CUT Welkom students were attacked and arrested. We've called lawyers, but students are requesting airtime donations to coordinate bail, call parents and reach out... Read more

Job title: Community MobiliserReports to: Campaigns ManagerTerm: 23 September - 14 December 2015 (Possibility of renewal in 2016)Location base: Johannesburg Amandla.mobi is a multi-issue, multi-lingual campaign organisation focusing on amplifying the voices of those affected by injustice to build a more people-powered Mzansi. We do this by ensuring that anyone, anywhere in South Africa, speaking any language can take action on issues affecting them.  Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Translating campaigns to a South African language s/he is... Read more

1. R-5’s were found by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry to have bullets that tend to disintegrate. “The evidence indicates that R5 bullets tend to disintegrate when entering the body of a victim. This is what happened at Marikana. As a result it is not possible on the ballistic evidence to connect any [police] member who shot at Marikana with any person who died” [1] Point 42 on page 248 of the Marikana Report “Farlam said this was the reason the commission had... Read more

Artist statement More than 20 years into democracy, the struggle for the realisation of the worker’s economic aspirations continues. 2012, Marikana, the battle lines were clearly drawn when the downtrodden miners took up cudgels to advance their cause for total emancipation from the shackles of poverty. A class struggle pitted a multi-billion corporation run by greedy capitalists against the marginalised, the minimally paid ‘underground citizens’ driven by the need to survive. As the chasm between the haves and the have-nots widens the pockets of the... Read more

Here's how we arrived at the above figures. Firstly the Oxfam research indicating the $29 billion that left South Africa in 2012 can be found here: https://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/world_economic_forum_wef.africa_rising_for_the_few.pdf $29 billion US in 2012 had a 8.63 exchange rate to the rand, so that's R250,270,000,000. The average corporate tax rate in 2012 in South Africa was 35%, thus roughly R86,468,285,000 could have been paid in tax. For the purposes of the above infographic to try bring to life what this money could... Read more

We've just heard that President Zuma will release the Marikana Report tonight at 7pm on SABC.This is the moment the amandla .mobi and Marikana Support Campaign community has been waiting for. The next 48 hours will be critical, we must keep up the public pressure.We're up against a major propaganda campaign trying to paint the miners as having deserved being murdered by police. We have to remind our leaders that being shot in the back with R-5 assault rifles for... Read more