• Feeding the region: At the economic level, an alternative production system, one that is based on domestic demand and human needs and the use of local resources and domestic savings, that is autocentric development (as opposed to the present system that is dominated by an export-oriented strategy, based on foreign investments

  • Building one voice: championing “a strategy of alliance and networking with national, regional and global progressive forces (as opposed to the present system of co-optation of social forces in the capital-led globalisation process).”

  • Pushing for a people-led strategy at political and social level.

  • Empowering the working class: A strategy where education addresses the needs for sustainable human development, and which is aimed at improving the technical and managerial as well as research and development skills of workers and those directly in control of matters of production and governance (as opposed to education for a....

  • Empowering women: Championing “a strategy where women’s rights are in focus as the basis for a healthy and productive society (as opposed to the present system based on the exploitation of women labour)”

In the last FOS partners’ meeting held at Willow Park Hotel and Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2012, a Gender Reference Group (GRG) was created to strengthen partners’ interventions on gender and women empow

The Alternatives to Neo-liberalism in Southern Africa (ANSA) initiative and its strategic partners have been active in pushing for the mobilisation of people for the formulation of alternative development policies in the Southe

Like any other institution that is knowledge-based, the Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) greatly appreciates the role of ideas and interests towards shaping the direction of public poli

Twenty-one years after independence, Namibia still faces monumental challenges in its quest to become an industrialised country with a high level of human development.

As the 21st century progresses, it is becoming apparent that the ideals expressed in the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals will not be met under the prevailing market based economic policies.

Zambia has very substantial mineral resources with deposits grading over 6% copper plus substantial levels of cobalt and deposits of gold, silver and zinc.

Zambia has a young and rapidly growing population of about 12.8 million people. Children (aged 0–14) represent roughly 45.3% of the population and young adults (age 15–24) about 21.5%.