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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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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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Posted in Human Rights Justice Land Mining

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 Climate Action Culture Economics Environmental Rights Human Rights Land Politics

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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Posted in Crime Economics Environmental Rights Justice Land Mining Pollution

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 Climate Change Land Oceans

Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay

Jan. 30, 2019 Credits: NASA/OIB/Jeremy Harbeck Original Article A gigantic cavity — two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall — growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica…

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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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Posted in Ecology Land Renewable Energy

Solar vs Nuclear: The Tale of Two Energy Sources

Mike Jacobs, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program | February 15, 2017, 1:02 pm EST Last year’s solar deployment numbers just came in, and they are, in a word, phenomenal. Utilities bought more new…

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OPINION | Going from a miner to a cabinet minister changed Gwede Mantashe

Opinion & Analysis / 27 November 2018, 3:53pm / EBRAHIM HARVEY I cannot believe Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe is the same man I first met when we were both in trade unions in the…

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