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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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“National disaster”: the recent drought period

Environment Digest February 2019 https:/www.cplo.org.za Lovedonia Mkansi Project Co-ordinator South Africa is a largely dry country, with considerable climate and topographical variation. Under normal circumstances, the south western part of the country receives its main…

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We Need Courage, Not Hope, To Face Climate Change

BY KATE MARVEL (@DRKATEMARVEL), CONTRIBUTING EDITOR As a climate scientist, I am often asked to talk about hope. Particularly in the current political climate, audiences want to be told that everything will be all right…

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Biodiversity crisis: Habitat loss and climate change causing 6th mass extinction * 2012

Original Article posted byJohn Englart Scientists meeting at the University of Copenhagen have warned that biodiversity is declining rapidly throughout the world, describing the loss of species as the 6th mass extinction event on the…

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Plight of the Amadiba community

The dispute began in 2008, when the Amadiba community contested the government’s decision to award mineral rights in the area. (Original) It is now more than a month after the date committed to and there…

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Xolobeni MRC

The following comes from this post from the Centre for Environmental Rights in 2016: MRC is an Australian listed mining company with various subsidiaries in South Africa. MRC subsidiary Mineral Sands Resources (Pty) Ltd operates…

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