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Amandla! Media

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A South Africa based podcast bringing you interesting left perspectives with a Global South focus and global reach.

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What will it take to fix our municipalities?

October 29th, 2021


Yesterday, we launched the 78th issue of Amandla magazine that focuses on the local government. Amandla Collective’s Shaeera Kalla was in …

The Gendered Impact of Covid-19 in South Africa

September 7th, 2021


This webinar illustrates that equity is a central issue in public health and that there is an inescapable link between poverty, the feminization of …

Why We Must Transform Eskom!

July 22nd, 2020


Is there a way to save Eskom, manage the climate crisis, protect jobs, and keep electricity a public service all at the same time? For a while now, an international coalition of trade unionists, researchers, and …

How to Stop Climate Change (Systems Change not Climate Change Ep 6)

June 23rd, 2020


This episode outlines the various ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in pursuit of preventing a 1.5°C increase.


1:27 - The overall …

Climate Justice (Systems Change not Climate Change Ep 5)

June 22nd, 2020


The episode unpacks the two major components of climate injustice. Firstly, the uneven contribution of emissions by countries, individuals, and corporations, both presently and historically. Secondly, the uneven effects …

Part 2 of the Impacts of Climate Change (Systems Change not Climate Change Ep 4)

June 22nd, 2020


The second episode on the impacts of climate change that focuses on the melting of ice as well as storms. Some other impacts are touched upon.


1:11 - Recap

2:28 - Why the melting ice matters

4:02 - How …

Part 1 of the Impacts of Climate Change (Systems Change Not Climate Change Ep 3)

June 22nd, 2020


The first episode on the impacts of climate change that introduces the feedback loop process and explains how climate change creates droughts and wildfires.


1:00 – Recap

1:57 – Why a 1°C increase matters

2:42 …

Emissions - Systems Change Not Climate Change (Ep2)

June 19th, 2020


The episode gives an overview of emissions: what they are, the important ones with regards to climate change, and where they come from.

Additional materials:

Emissions by sector with interactive infographics.

Global Heating - Systems Change not Climate Change (Ep1)

June 19th, 2020


This episode explains the processes that warm the earth and why global heating is different to the usual, natural processes.

Key questions:

  • How is …

Systems Change Not Climate Change - Intro

June 19th, 2020


Welcome to System Change not Climate Change, an audible course for activists on the climate crisis! The course is primarily aimed at youth activists, …

Building a new Eskom: Fully Public and Serving the People

August 16th, 2019


Building a new Eskom: Fully Public and Serving the People with Daniel Chavez, Sean Sweeney and Brian Ashley 

The crisis at ESKOM must not be used to …

Nationalism: Lessons from India with Vivek Chibber

August 14th, 2019


"The on-going calls for ‘radical economic transformation’ as well as arguments about how lack of ‘economic freedom’ undermines political …

Hegemony in and the Hegemony of Gramsci with Luca Jourdan and Valerio Romitelli

August 6th, 2019


Gramsci is now a "star in the firmament" of humanities.

Can his fame help us to better understand his thought or does it risk producing a misinterpretation of his thought?

We will try to answer this question by focusing …

Patriarchy, Power and the Labour Movement with Prakashnee Govender

July 30th, 2019


"In this period where activists have begun to expose the pervasive nature of patriarchy and misogny in activist spaces - this is a period where the labour movement needs to authentically and genuinely deal with the …

Understanding Brazils general strike: Six months after Bolsonaro with Adriana Gomes Santos and Antonio Neto

July 5th, 2019


 On Friday the 14th of June, Brazil witnessed one of the largest general strikes in recent years. Workers from various sectors joined the General Strike against the Pension Reform, in defense of Education and by jobs. …

Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis with Michael Nassen Smith

May 2nd, 2019


South Africa’s distorted distribution of wealth is one of the biggest challenges facing the country’s economy, with unemployment sitting at an …

20th Century South Africa: A Developmental History with Bill Freund

May 2nd, 2019


The twentieth century has brought considerable political, social, and economic change for South Africa. While many would choose to focus only on the …

Class, Race, Gender and Knowledge with Helena Sheehan by Amandla!Media

March 11th, 2019


How do class, race and gender impact on the production of knowledge? Is it enough to include those who have been excluded from advanced knowledge? Or has knowledge itself been tainted by the exclusions of class, race, …

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