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Cape Town’s approach to homeless people is cruel and expensive

1 September 2020   By Brett Herron published by Groundup It would have been more affordable to offer people decent accommodation than the Strandfontein camp Homeless people in the now closed Strandfontein camp tried, in…

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XR Mzansi a journey towards system change

Amanda Buhle Mbalo – XRMzansi Let me introduce myself, I am Amanda Buhle Mbalo from Mdantsane, one of the Townships in East London in the Eastern Cape.  For me this journey started with a call…

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Two years after landmark silicosis settlement, no one has been paid

20 July 2020   By James Stent Original Article: GroundUP https://www.groundup.org.za/article/two-years-after-r5-billion-silicosis-settlement-no-one-has-been-paid/ Tshiamiso Trust says terms were only reached in late 2019 and Covid-19 has delayed the process Hundreds of thousands of ex-miners, or their families,…

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The Politic of Blood’: Political Repression in South Africa ‘

Dossier 31 By: Kerry Ryan Chance https://www.thetricontinental.org/dossier-31-political-repression-in-south-africa/ August 4, 2020 An Anti-Eviction Campaign activist gazes at the construction site of the Delft transit camp, a ‘temporary relocation area’ for people evicted from shacks closer to…

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AIR POLLUTION IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19

27 July 2020 – Mfidikoe village By Velile Khoza Here in Mfidikoe village Rustenburg we saw communities suffer the consequences of air pollution from tailing dams . This tailing dams are so toxic to the…

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The Biggest Thieves Of all

Once again the only ones who will profit are the (white ) mining companies and their owners. While people die of thirst and the dams of the country are drying up, they are selling the rights to our water to Nestle and other international corporations. This is part of a trend by international conglomerates to privatize the world’s water supply. At the same time they are limiting the individual’s right to harvest water.

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Rebellions don’t end – they regenerate

By Extinction Rebellion October 20, 2019 Source: Extinction Rebellion It’s difficult to imagine the number of rebels currently feeling exhausted, disorientated, and proud. Though we know it’s not over for everyone, this week saw the…

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Fighting Fossil Fuels in South Africa: Campaigners Invoke Specters of Climate Chaos by Patrick Bond found on CounterPunch Sept 2019 South Africa is one of the most difficult places to combat fossil fuels, including the…

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We shall never eat at the table of the 1%

By David Jones September 2019 White and State Monopoly capital represent the 1%, and are allied to create confusion and division among the rest of society. There are a number of terms that are thrown…

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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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