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Earth Keepers Must Rise

“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future”.     – Earth Charter The Earth Keepers’ baton was given to the world at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, 2002 and currently SAFCEI is passing it on to the youth in South Africa. On […]

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Active Citizens Network Launch

What comes next? Post the Secret Nuclear Deal court case, many people have asked what will happen now that the court case has been successful. It is a landmark achievement with the court judgement sending a clear message to government about energy procurement, however much more needs to be done to secure a just energy future […]

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The fight for the Philippi Horticultural Area continues

The Philippi Horticultural Area Food and Farming Campaign has been strongly advocating against the inappropriate urban and industrial development and mining of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) for quite some time now. We shared a story of the importance of the PHA but sadly this is not recognised by all and another tender was advertised this month. We stand with the […]

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Water Justice Conference (St George’s Cathedral & The World)

What is water justice? – Sharing!  Where is water justice? – In your hearts! A conference – but no ordinary one About water – but with the focus on water justice Faith-based – but with knowledge and understanding drawn from science Christian – but open to people of all faiths International – but with local […]

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On the anniversary of Bazooka’s death: Pondoland Justice hangs in balance

One year ago, on 22 March 2016, human rights activist and chairperson of the Amadiba Crisis Committee, Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe, was assassinated outside his home in Lurholweni township in Pondoland.  Mr Rhadebe was shot in the head by two men pretending to be police officers. Who killed him? Who was behind the assination?  Was he assassinated […]

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Marking Earth Hour in Pretoria

By Lydia Mogano On the 25th of March 2017, everyone was encouraged to participate in the environmental awareness campaign, Earth Hour, to encourage the reduction of humanity’s carbon footprint on the planet by switching off all electrical appliances between 8:30 till 9:30pm. I was invited as one of the guest speakers in Pretoria to promote […]

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Be part of the resistance against corrupt energy decisions

The Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Zuma last week saw both the Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan – who has been adamant that the country would not finance nuclear if it was unaffordable – and his deputy being replaced with Malusi Gigaba and Sifiso Buthelezi, respectively. The Minister of Energy has also been replaced, as well […]

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