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Eskom Transformed: Can Private Power Avert the Climate Crisis?

Eskom Transformed: Can Private Power Avert the Climate Crisis? Eskom Research Reference Group | Eskom Transformed Explainers|10 July, 2020 The necessity of transitioning to renewable sources of energy, away from fossil fuels, has become abundantly clear. The climate crisis threatens


The Impediments Trade Agreements Pose to a South African Renewable Energy Industry

The Impediments Trade Agreements Pose to a South African Renewable Energy Industry Jonathan Cannard | Alternative Information and Development Centre | 26 June, 2020 This is a brief excerpt from a research paper titled “The Impediments Trade Agreements Pose to


Announcing “Eskom Transformed”: The Case for a Big Eskom in the Age of Austerity

Announcing “Eskom Transformed”: The Case for a Big Eskom in the Age of Austerity Eskom Research Reference Group | Amandla Online | 24 June, 2020 For most of the Ramaphosa presidency, the struggle over the future of the nation’s economy


Pandemic gives us a last chance to avert climate – and social – catastrophe

Pandemic gives us a last chance to avert climate – and social – catastrophe Bruce Baigrie | Mail and Guardian |16 Apr 2020 Just a few months ago headlines began to emerge of a novel coronavirus rapidly infecting people in


Their Just Transition and ours

Their Just Transition and ours by Zwelinzima Vavi | Amandla! Issue No. 66 | October 2019 This is a slightly edited version of an input on the Just Transition to the School of Labour and Urban Studies, City University of


System Change not Climate Change Colloquium

System Change not Climate Change Colloquium Join us at the Isivivana Centre on Thursday the 26th for practical inputs on resisting the climate crisis. System Change not Climate Change is part of the African Climate Alliance’s week of positive climate action.


The Larger Struggle: Mitigating Capitalism

The Larger Struggle: Mitigating Capitalism Hans Baer |Climate and Capitalism | 11 July, 2019 The climate movement both at the international level and within specific countries is quite disparate, meriting a distinction between climate activists per se and climate justice activists. Representatives


A different Eskom: Achieving a just energy transition for South Africa

A different Eskom: Achieving a just energy transition for South Africa Sandra van Niekerk | DailyMaverick | 04 July, 2019 The knee-jerk reaction of both government and many commentators to the crisis of Eskom has been to tout unbundling as the major solution


What ever happened to the Energy Transition?

What ever happened to the Energy Transition? John Treat | Amandla 64 | June 2019 Anyone trying to understand what’s happening with the world’s energy systems right now can be forgiven if they are confused. On one hand, most people


Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism.

Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism. Have we got the stomach for it? Phil McDuff | Original Source: The Guardian | 18 March, 2019 Climate change activism is increasingly the domain of the young, such as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg,


The Student Strike to Save the Climate Will Leave a Mark

The Student Strike to Save the Climate Will Leave a Mark Piero Bevilacqua | Original Source: Il Manifesto | 27  March, 2019   The event taking place today, the world’s first Global Climate Strike for the Future, is destined to


“Act on the Climate Crisis to Save our People and the Planet” – African Women’s Movements and Women-led organisations

Act on the Climate Crisis! Save our People and the Planet! 25 March, 2019 African women’s movements, movements and women-led organisations call on our governments, the United Nations, and African Union to act on the climate crisis to save our


Climate Strike – 15 March

This is a call to join the Cape Town Climate Strike this Friday 15th March! Inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, hundreds of students and activists will gather in Cape Town outside parliament and stand up for the climate


Understanding the Green New Deal

Understanding the Green New Deal Amandla Compilation | 5 March 2019 Stopping the destructive effects of industrial, capitalist civilization is now considered by many on the left to be the defining challenge of our time. The vast majority of scientists


Parastatals: Privatisation won’t solve the crisis

Parastatals: Privatisation won’t solve the crisis By Michael Nassen Smith, Carilee Osborne | Original Source: Mail & Guardian | 25 February 2019 South Africa’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are in crisis. Last month, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba issued dire warnings about


The struggle to socialise Eskom

The struggle to socialise Eskom By Jeff Rudin | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 18 February 2019 Being identified as the villains, even before the government makes public its much anticipated and discussed Eskom rescue plans, is some achievement. The


What is ecosocialism?

What is ecosocialism? By Joel Kovel | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 08 February 2019 This is an edited version of an article that was first published on the website of Solidarity, a “socialist, feminist, anti-racist organisation”. Homo sapiens has been


Climate change: the long suicide revisited

Climate change: the long suicide revisited By Jeff Rudin | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 01 February 2018 The single greatest threat to the future of human-kind is an unknown to most people alive today. That is some thought. Giving the


2019 is the year to embrace energy democracy – or face social and climate breakdown

2019 is the year to embrace energy democracy – or face social and climate breakdown By Susann Scherbarth and Sean Sweeney | Original Source: opendemocracy.net | 21 January 2019 “If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what


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

Climate Eco-cide and Democratic Eco-Socialism in South Africa By Vishwas Satgar | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 09 January 2019 The end of the human race is a very real prospect in the context of climate change and ultimately a heating


Nomvula Mokonyane: A primer for week one at Environmental Affairs

Nomvula Mokonyane: A primer for week one at Environmental Affairs By Kevin Bloom | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 26 November 2018 If we lived in a perfect world, there would be a stack of climate change reports waiting for Nomvula


Our Burning Planet: The Long Suicide revisited

Our Burning Planet: The Long Suicide revisited By Jeff Rudin | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 23 November 2018 The single greatest threat to the future of humankind is an unknown to most people alive today. That is some thought.


Mining Charter is a reminder that we are our own liberators

Mining Charter is a reminder that we are our own liberators By Christopher Rutledge | Amandla! Magazine Issue 60 | 31 October 2018 Minister Gwede Mantashe and the Ramaphosa Cabinet have withdrawn the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA)


Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says By Tess Riley | Original source: The Guardian | 16 October 2018 A relatively small number of fossil fuel producers and their investors could hold the key to tackling

Climate Jobs Booklet (2011)

One Million Climate Jobs