South Africa: 350africa.org, EarthLore and Womin call on Government to protect water and declare climate change state of emergency

South Africa: 350africa.org, EarthLore and Womin call on Government to protect water and declare climate change state of emergency

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 17 January 2016   350africa.org, EarthLore and Womin call on the South African government to stop the issuing of water licenses and declare a climate change state of emergency. Thursday 14th of January 2016, The Department of Water and Sanitation granted and approved Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL)...

Let communities act on water crisis

Let communities act on water crisis

Originally published by The Star on 09/11/15.   As announced by Minister Nomvula Mokonyane just over a week ago, South Africa is in a severe drought. This is particularly affecting KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State. However other areas are under considerable water stress. These include the Waterberg, North West as...

Communities being stripped of their heritage by mining

Communities being stripped of their heritage by mining

Published by Bench Marks Foundation on 24/09/15   Communities in Sekhukhune in South Africa’s Limpopo Province are not only being stripped of their dignity, but of their heritage too thanks to mining, says Trevor Malope, one of Bench Marks Foundation’s many community monitors. “Our land is an incredibly important part...

South Africa’s Rainmakers Fight Against Coal

South Africa’s Rainmakers Fight Against Coal

Venda, in Limpopo Province, South Africa is rich in both biodiversity and the colourful cultural traditions of the VhaVenda people. The communities here understand their land through a philosophy called Mupo – meaning all natural creation. Mupo refers to a great order of things, of which human beings are just...