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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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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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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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“Every time we try, we get killed”: Confronting torture in the DRC

By Tracy DoigDecember 5, 2018 Original A new report documents widespread abuses by the Congolese government against ordinary citizens. Things may get worse as elections approach. In the last few years, there have been several…

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Xolobeni an important victory in a long struggle

On the one side there are big mining companies and politicians who are interested in exploiting the resources of the land and on the other side there are communities and natural habitats which are threatened…

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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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Why perovskite solar cells are so efficient

April 25, 2018, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Solar cells with efficiencies above 20% and produced at low costs – perovskites make this possible. Now, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have gained fundamental insight…

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Climate change and farming: what you need to know about the IPCC report

Original Article Nov 10, 2014 Sonja Vermeulen (Head of Research, CCAFS) Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its summary report highlighting the most urgent climate change challenges. How we grow our…

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COP21: When Optimism Is Dangerous *2015

Original Author Martin Porter  So it begins, COP21 in Paris. And there is reason to be optimistic. We might get a deal, it might ward off the worst of Climate Change. We might be able…

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