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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Seismic oil surveys on West Coast pose threat to marine food chain

Original – Western Cape / 1 February 2019, 11:28am / Andy Muranda A Norwegian company has applied to conduct seismic surveys for oil along the Cape’s West Coast using air-gun blasts known to be highly damaging to marine life. …

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