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What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts

From: The Conversation By: Dian Spear, Southern Africa lead, Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, University of Cape Town Cape Town is experiencing the worst drought in 100 years. Shutterstock Human population growth, urbanisation, and climate change are all changing

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The Marange diamonds

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By: Amandla! correspondent From: Amandla! Issue No.48  OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 The first session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations took place in September in Swaziland. Activists presented cases to a panel. Amandla! 47 contained a general article

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Our Best Shot at Meeting Paris Goals? Make Energy Public

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A new report finds public ownership is the best way for cities and towns to meet renewable energy and efficiency targets. By: Sarah van Gelder From: YES! Magazine Mayors across the country have vowed to deliver on the goals of

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Mandela Day

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Nelson Mandela “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them”. William Shakespeare Mandela Day is celebrated every year on 18th July, Mandela´s birthday, to honour his legacy. Let us pay tribute to him as

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Report supports national minimum wage

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From: Amandla! Issue No.48 | OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 In July 2016, Wits’ School of Economic and Business Sciences produced a report on the hotly debated issue of a national minimum wage. It was the result of a series of working papers

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How We Can Transition To A “Bottom Up” Economy

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Three ways to rewire the economy for equality and ecological sustainability. By Chuck Collins Originally published in YES! Magazzine Resistance to the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrants, climate change policy, and economic fairness has been fierce. But alongside these efforts—from

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Are Traditional Courts Bill fears justified?

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By: Monica de Souza Louw From: Amandla! Issue No. 51 | March 2017 We thought the Traditional Courts Bill was dead. After more than two years of struggle against it, civil society and rural activists celebrated their victory when it

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A Resistance Movement for the Planet

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Climate change is out of control. It is already too late to avoid soaring temperatures, scarce water, and extreme weather. But the financial structure of capitalism is tied to fossil fuels. Market-based solutions are ineffectual. John Bellamy Foster, a professor

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The World at 1°C — Positive Energy

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From: Demand Climate Justice Demand Climate Justice writes about the climate crisis and resistance on a monthly base. This is the third episode of a series on essential climate justice. The first and second episode can be found on the

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[ACC update] “Make your choice, Minister Zwane.”

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Amadiba Crisis Committee 2017-07-05:   “We don’t want any ’18 month moratorium’. Make your choice, Minister Mr Zwane, and heed our decision to say no thank you to your mining. Otherwise see us in court.” This was the message from

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