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Extinction Rebellion Mzansi

You are being called. That anxiety in the back of your mind, that feeling in your very bones is calling you. There is real urgency now as positive reinforcing climate feedback loops start to increase…

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We are all addicts

By David Jones – August 2019 The first thing you think of when you hear the word addict, is of drug addiction. Actually the word refers to a far broader range of social behavior than…

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Climate Justice Critique of South African Political Parties. What are the commitments of the ANC, DA and EFF to a Deep Just Transition to Sustain Life?

https://www.safsc.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Climate-Justice-Critique-of-Parties_9-April-2019.pdf (Original) Introduction South Africa goes to its 5th national elections on May 8th, 2019, with 48 contesting parties. This is in a context in which inequality is worsening, costs of living are going up…

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March 15th International Climate Strike

The findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the consensus at 2018’s COP24 annual UN climate conference highlight the threat of ecological collapse due to human activity. They tell us that unless we change,…

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“National disaster”: the recent drought period

Environment Digest February 2019 https:/www.cplo.org.za Lovedonia Mkansi Project Co-ordinator South Africa is a largely dry country, with considerable climate and topographical variation. Under normal circumstances, the south western part of the country receives its main…

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Five killed, 22 feared trapped in South African mine explosion

By Samuel Davidson 13 February 2019 Five people were killed last Wednesday, and 22 others are trapped and feared dead after an explosion in a coal mine that has been closed in the South African…

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SONA 2019: Extinction Rebellion

February 7, 2019 SONA 2019: Extinction Rebellion Today, I joined an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in the Cape Town which took place in line with the 2019 state of the nation address by Cyril Ramaphosa. I…

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KZN’s killing fields: 6 activists dead after questioning oil project

Sizwe sama Yende 2019-02-12 23:05 In 2017 an ‘overseas’ delegation announced it wanted to start an oil project in the area. The community planned a protest last year to try to find out details. Since…

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Mining brings no benefit, say 79% of community members in audit

By Greg Nicolson• 5 February 2019 Action Aid South Africa’s report Mining in South Africa 2018: Whose Benefit and Whose Burden? pulls no punches. It begins by declaring: “The approach to mining in South Africa…

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Amnesty report says SA arms diverted to Yemeni militia

Kiri Rupiah 06 Feb 2019 Original An investigation published by Amnesty International on Wednesday suggests South African arms sold to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are being diverted to militias accused of war crimes in…

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