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Where to go with “zama zama” mining?

Where to go with “zama zama” mining? By Angela Kariuki | Amandla! Magazine Issue No. 43/44 | December 2015 With the slowdown of the large scale gold mining sector in the last decade, mines have gone into temporary cessation, warehousing,

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State of the climate: how the world warmed in 2017

State of the climate: how the world warmed in 2017 by Zeke Hausfather A number of records for the Earth’s climate were set in 2017: It was the warmest year on record for ocean heat content, which increased markedly between

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Acid Mine Drainage: the environmental and social risks in the Witwatersrand gold fields

Acid Mine Drainage: the environmental and social risks in the Witwatersrand gold fields By Mariette Liefferink | Amandla!Magazine Issue No. 43/44 | December 2015 South Africa is at the transition point of “peak water.” This is the moment when the

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Public Forum: Solidarity against mining in Africa

Public Forum: Solidarity against mining in Africa Parallel to the Alternative Mining Indaba, Amandla! and Africa Unite are hosting a forum to discuss the issue of extractivism in Africa. Being at the heart of local, regional and international mining interests,

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A year of mud and struggle in Brazil: 1st anniversary of the mining disaster in Mariana

A year of mud and struggle in Brazil: 1st anniversary of the mining disaster in Mariana By Judith Marshall | Amandla! Issue No. 49/50 | December 2016 On November 5, 2015, a tailings dam collapsed at the Samarco iron mine. The

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Response to Tendele Coal

Response to Tendele Coal by WoMin and allied organisations | Amandla! Issue No. 49/50 | December 2016 WoMin’s initial article, dated 7 September, was based on participatory action research (PAR) led by women in the Somkhlele and Fuleni communities in northern

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Cape Town’s Water Crisis – How should we respond?

Cape Town’s Water Crisis – How should we respond? Cape Town, a port city situated in a natural bowl to catch fresh rainwater, is the world’s first major city running out of water. It’s dam levels fell below 30 percent

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Updates from social formations and communities that are part of the Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power

Updates from social formations and communities that are part of the Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power Update from  Parmalat Case  (from Grace Tepula) The case we presented at the PPT on Parmalat’s operations in the dairy sector in

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David Mahlobo puts his foot on the gas in driving role of Central Energy Fund

David Mahlobo puts his foot on the gas in driving role of Central Energy Fund By Richard Worthington | 6 December 2017 We don’t often get a detailed PowerPoint presentation from an energy minister, particularly one that has not been

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Op-Ed: The Libya Crisis and Capitalism

The Libya Crisis and Capitalism By Keamogetswe Seipato| Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue 4 | 7 December 2017 On November 17 the CNN  brought our attention to a modern slave trade taking place in Libya: Humans sold as slaves, some for as

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