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    August E-Update

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

    Hello, Welcome to August’s issue of ACTSA’s E-update with a brief rundown on key issues from across southern Africa, in addition to a summary of what we’re getting up to at the moment. Hope you find it interesting and informative. Gives us feedback by emailing info@actsa.org News in brief Swaziland:  Unfair Trial, Arbitrary Detention and [...]

    SADC People’s Summit Communique

    Thursday, August 20th, 2015

    More than 500 representatives from a range of Southern Africa civil society organisations met in Botswana on 15 and 16 August and developed and presented a communique to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government. The communique was received by the SADC Deputy Executive Secretary. It covers seven thematic areas: 1.Tax [...]

    ACTSA joins with others to criticise Foreign Secretary comments on migrants and call for action to eradicate poverty

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

    ACTSA has joined with other NGOs to co-sign this letter in the Guardian in response to Phillip Hammond MP’s comments on ‘marauding migrants’

    Zambia: Vedanta in the dock

    Monday, August 3rd, 2015

    An action has been launched in the High Court in London by the law firm, Leigh Day, on behalf of 1,800 Zambian villagers against Vedanta Resources Plc and Konkola Copper Mines. The action alleges that the villagers’ water sources and farming land were poisioned from the copper mining operations of both companies. Vedanta Resources Plc [...]

    Angola Monitor 3/2015

    Monday, August 3rd, 2015

    The latest issue of the Angola Monitor is now available online in both English and Portuguese This issue covers: Political News : President Hollande’s visit to Angola, President dos Santos’ state visits to China and Italy, dos Santos not stepping down early Economics News: New loan from World Bank, economic diversification, exports to the United [...]

    An interview with Mario Masuku , ‘the struggle goes on’

    Monday, August 3rd, 2015

    Greg Nicolson of South Africa’s the Daily Maverick has carried out this interview with Mario Masuku, leader of the banned political party Pudemo. The interview covers Mario’s time in prison, what is next for the pro-democracy movement and the role of other countries in the southern African region in supporting Swaziland’s struggle    

    ACTSA News Issue 2 2015

    Monday, August 3rd, 2015

    Read our latest copy of ACTSA News here! This issue reflects on 60 years of the Freedom Charter in South Africa, the release of Swazi activists, the ‘Forward to Freedom’ exhibition and much more In addition to this, there is a round up of ACTSA’s current work and news updates on what’s going on across [...]