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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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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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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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Mineral Sands Resources fined R1.25-million for unlawful activities in Lutzville.

By John Yeld 6 February 2019 Australian-owned mining company Mineral Sands Resources (MSR) has been fined R1.25 million for unlawful activities at its Tormin heavy minerals mine on the West Coast near Lutzville. The two…

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Ghana: Death Toll in Mine Explosion Hits 16

By Samuel Akapule Bolgatanga — Three more persons have died following the underground explosion of mining pit at the Gbane community here in the Upper East Region bringing the total death toll to 16. Earlier,…

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Xolobeni – Mining and the betrayal of the Land and People of South Africa

Transworld Energy and Mineral Resources clear influence over the DMR and attacks against rural people must end. On the 26th of November 2018 another community activist working with the Amadiba Crisis Committee was murdered (see this article). There has been no justice and little fanfare. Ignoring the history the government media SABCNews has published a divisive story focused on threats made in response to the latest coercion of the people. Is it okay that SAPS and SABC being used against South Africans like this?

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“30 PIECES OF SILVER FOR XOLOBENI MINING LICENCES, MINISTER MANTASHE?” – SAFCEI

15 JANUARY 2019 Issued by Natasha Adonis, on behalf of the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI). For more information, contact Natasha on 0797-999-654 or Natasha@safcei.org.za. As Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe gets…

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Looking Beyond Entrepreneurial Illusions to End Africa’s Food Crisis

January 15, 2019Africa, Agriculture, Ecology, Economy Terry Leahy Over the last fifteen years, I have focussed my research on food security projects in the rural areas of Southern and Eastern Africa, in countries previously colonized…

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