This episode of AIAC Talk is a replay of the launch of issue 78 of Amandla! magazine, a progressive South African publication devoted to advancing radical left perspectives for social transformation. Since 2020, Africa Is a Country has been fortunate to be in partnership with Amandla! (the Nguni word for “power”) and is pleased to expand the range of content shared across both publications.
The issue was published on the eve of South Africa’s local government elections, which happened on November 1. While South Africa’s political class has run out of ideas to address the manifold crises afflicting the country’s municipalities, this issue looks at the many ideas for change amongst South Africa’s progressive forces, as well as the organizers carrying out some of them. At the launch, Amandla! editorial collective member Shaeera Kalla sat down with issue contributor Ayabonga Cawe for a wide-ranging conversation about municipal decay and what can be done about it.
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