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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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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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Africa(‘s not had its) Day

Posted on June 3, 2018 by Africa Clockwise Just before the blog *finally* gets back to recounting our Africa Clockwise adventures on the east side, I would like to make a direct appeal to the…

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Seismic testing destroying South Africa’s sea life

Humpback whale beached at Amanzimtoti Beach

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Calling time on fossil fuel subsidies

UN Environment is working with governments to collect internationally coherent data on fossil fuel subsidies that can help advance global efforts to address climate change. Gone are the days when you could fill up your…

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Climate Eco-cide and Democratic Eco-Socialism in South Africa

By Vishwas Satgar The end of the human race is a very real prospect in the context of climate change and ultimately a heating world. Global warming at increases of 3, 4 or 5 degree…

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DeCoalanization protest – Thabametsi could add 9.9 Mega-tonnes CO2e per annum if DBSA funding is approved

Despite damning reports by independent environmental impact assessments and the lack of need for this project the Department of Energy have pushed ahead with applying for funding from the DBSA. Given that the DBSA themselves…

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Big boost in jobs in renewable energy sector worldwide with 10-million now employed

Sipho Kings29 May 2017 original Nearly 10-million people worldwide were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, double the number of people working on building solar and wind power generation five years ago. The…

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