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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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“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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Looking Beyond Entrepreneurial Illusions to End Africa’s Food Crisis

January 15, 2019Africa, Agriculture, Ecology, Economy Terry Leahy Over the last fifteen years, I have focussed my research on food security projects in the rural areas of Southern and Eastern Africa, in countries previously colonized…

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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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Mining Rehabilitation in South Africa

The information disclosed by mining companies, about the costs of rehabilitation of the environmental damage that they cause, and about the money that they are obliged to set aside to fix it, is inconsistent, unclear, in some cases unreliable, and not comparable between companies.

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Seismic testing destroying South Africa’s sea life

Humpback whale beached at Amanzimtoti Beach

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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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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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Climate Eco-cide and Democratic Eco-Socialism in South Africa

By Vishwas Satgar The end of the human race is a very real prospect in the context of climate change and ultimately a heating world. Global warming at increases of 3, 4 or 5 degree…

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