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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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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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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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Posted in Crime Economics Human Rights Justice Politics

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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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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Posted in Agriculture Culture Ecology Economics Justice Politics

Ethiopia Gets Its Teff Back

By Jerry Chifamba Cape Town — The Ethiopian government is celebrating a major victory in a long-running dispute over who owns the patent for products made from teff – an ancient grain that forms the…

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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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The South African crisis: how we got here and what to do about it

By Seeraj Mohamed | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 18 January 2019 The MEC, financialisation and the crisis The solutions we develop to solve a crisis depends on how we understand the crisis. This understanding will…

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