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Ayanda Kota, chairperson of the Unemployed People's Movement. Photo by Jon Pienaar.
southern africa / the left / non-anarchist press Friday December 05, 2014 15:14 byAyanda Kota   image 1 image
Some NGOs with no membership that cast themselves as "radical" misuse grassroots organisations for their own purposes, writes Ayanda Kota. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / non-anarchist press Sunday January 08, 2012 22:59 byAyanda Kota
A true liberation movement would never have killed Andries Tatane, attacked and jailed activists of social movements. It would never send people to lull – it would encourage people to continue organising and mobilising against injustices and oppression. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday November 22, 2011 13:23 byAyanda Kota
Ayanda Kota, chairperson of the Unemployed People's Movement, on the 'secrecy bill' that comes before the South African parliament today. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Monday May 02, 2011 17:04 byAyanda Kota
On the 27th of April 1994 the people of this country stood in long queues for many hours, waiting to cast their vote for the first time. In some parts of the country the weather was indeed hostile, freezing cold, while in other parts of the country it was scorching hot. Our people were voting for the first time, voting for an end to racism and for democracy and a better life - for jobs, free education and decent housing. Over and above their vote for their material needs to be met they were voting for their freedom. Or so they were made to believe! read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Thursday March 18, 2010 13:48 byAyanda Kota
The lives of the unemployed youth in Grahamstown may seem to be a world apart from those of the students. For us the only choices are to accept defeat and to sink into depression or to organise and fight for a place in this society. For you it seems that there is a clear path to a good life.

But capitalism is not a stable system. You may find yourself unemployed after you graduate. You may also find yourself sitting at home waiting for your life to begin. In fact some of you may find yourselves excluded from the university before you graduate if you cannot pay your fees read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 17, 2010 23:34 byAyanda Kota
The courage and determination of the struggle during the apartheid must serve as an example to the oppressive regime of the Zuma administration that the more you suppress the people the more they resist. It is trough those struggle that we have the Zuma administration today and it is through the street protest and mass mobilization that we will topple this capitalist government and the tenderpreneurs that defend it in the language of the left. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday January 27, 2010 15:29 byAyanda Kota
A paper delivered by the Convenor of the Unemployed People’s Movement at the meeting held at Rhodes University, Politics Department, Grahamstown on the 22 January 2010. read full story / add a comment
Employees at the Zarfati Garage in Mishur Adumim vote to strike on July 22, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Ma’an workers union)

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