South Africa’s energy minister has been exhorting African states to develop their oil and gas reserves while ignoring the historical realities, and future impacts, of doing so.
Protected areas need not pit humans against nature
The ever-increasing capitalist onslaught on protected environments will be stopped only if we fundamentally change the way we conceptualise their value and purpose.
Budget reallocation puts the lie to ANC’s pro-poor claims
The government’s recent budget cuts have shown that it prioritises the punted nuclear build over connecting thousands of residents in impoverished communities to the electricity grid.
Mineral council denies mines are Covid-19 hotspots
Despite evidence that communities around mines are infection epicentres, the Mineral Council of South Africa is scrambling to ‘shape the message’ by fudging the numbers.
Miners’ lives are cheap compared with rising metal prices
Before Covid-19 the mortality rate among former miners in SA was 20% higher than in the general population
SA must act urgently to exit group of climate-change pariahs
Climate Change and Democracy
Education and health needs should trump coal in the budget
How to better spend the R20 billion being wasted on new coal
Pursuit of coal-fired stations raises the same questions as nuclear deal
Who stands to gain from new coal in South Africa?