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Unite Against Corruption Press Release

BROADER MOBILISATION ANNOUNCED, DATE CHANGED TO 23 SEPTEMBER TO ALLOW FULL PREPARATION FOR MASSIVE MARCHES In the six weeks since Unite against Corruption announced the planned marches to the Union Buildings and Parliament, we have been overwhelmed by the public response. A growing number of organisations together with thousands of individuals have endorsed the marches […]

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Cycling for Climate Justice

90 days. 9 countries. 6000kms. One million signatures. This is the We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice campaign’s objective, as COP21 in Paris draws close. The ‘We Have faith – Act Now for Climate Justice’ is a multi-faith campaign that is anchored on the moral responsibility to care for the earth and a […]

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Sewage in the Sea

By Louisa Feiter Disposal of sewage, especially in a city like Cape Town, is a smelly business. However it has become an even smellier affair recently when photographs and accounts of kayakers and surfers have shown that Cape Town’s marine sewage outlets have reached dangerous levels. Whilst the city of Cape Town has been allowed […]

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In Honour of the Honeybee

By Louisa Feiter Honey has a special significance in most religions. In our household on Maundy Thursday we would celebrate with a very simple supper that consisted of fresh bread, grapes, salt and honey. We would sit by candlelight and nothing tasted sweeter than that honey on fresh bread. That sweetness has long been recognised […]

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No End to Threats to the Karoo

By Dr Stefan Cramer Older inhabitants of the Central Karoo remember that in the 1950s the area around Beaufort-West in the Karoo was once the scene of busy uranium mining. Then mining rights changed hands several times and eventually lapsed; thus few people paid attention to recent plans of reviving these mines. However in 2009, […]

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Uniting around a Common Cause

By Louisa Feiter On August 9 1956, thousands of women took to the Pretoria streets in protest of the “pass laws” enacted during Apartheid. In commemoration of this show of solidarity in the struggle, August is celebrated as women’s month in South Africa. This uniting around a common goal is a powerful statement and there […]

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SAFCEI legal response to SA secret nuclear deals

South Africa’s government is poised to commence procurement of up to eight nuclear reactors at a cost of at least R500 billion (more likely R1 trillion, dwarfing the cost of the notorious Arms Deal), excluding the costs of overruns, finance, nuclear waste treatment and decommissioning, and without having established a transparent, Constitutionally compliant procurement process […]

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