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The missing women of Marikana

The missing women of Marikana by Camalita Naicker Often When the history of ‘big’ events is recorded, after a while the stories with specific details are often eroded and obscured. They are made to fit easily into a certain kind

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Watch: Animated Short Film about Climate Change

“Climate change, climate change, climate change – Everyone is talking about climate change”.  It´s a big and complicated issue.  Nevertheless everyone should understand, what climate change is about. This animated cartoon gives a short and clear explanation. The film also

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Million Climate Jobs Meeting 4th August – Report

Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meetings have been taking place at AIDC´s premises since 2012. Approximately 15 participants attended the meeting on 4th August 2017. Unfortunately our main speaker, Frank Spencer, fell ill, therefore we screened a documentary instead. “Breakthrough in

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Million Climate Jobs monthly meeting – Agenda

One Million Climate Jobs Campaign FRIDAY 4th AUGUST 2017 9.30 to 12.30 AIDC 129 Rochester Rd, Observatory (MEETING WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9.30!) AGENDA Apologies Introductions Small scale Renewable Energy for universal provision of cheap electricity – Frank Spencer (CONCO

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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

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

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

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

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

Three ways to rewire the economy for equality and ecological sustainability. By Chuck Collins Originally published in YES! Magazzine   YES! Illustration by Jennifer Luxton. Resistance to the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrants, climate change policy, and economic fairness has

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