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Card image 11 November 2019 Daily Maverick

Future foretold: SA’s corporate heavyweights and the zero-sum game of climate collapse

Based in the UK, the Carbon Disclosure Project collates the environmental and climate change concerns of over 6,000 international corporations. By accessing the submissions of 16 major South African conglomerates across the sectors of food retail, mining, financial services and healthcare (among others), Our Burning Planet stumbled into an incredibly grim near-future landscape — one where current business models would struggle to co-exist with food, water and basic services for the majority. What we need, it seems, is a Hail Mary much larger than the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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The stop-gap law on land rights in former homelands was due to expire in 1997. It was just renewed again. https://www.businessinsider.co.za/interim-protection-of-informal-land-rights-act-extended-to-december-2020-2019-12 via @BusinessInsider

SA’s new Water and Sanitation Master Plan https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2019-12-05-sas-new-water-and-sanitation-master-plan

DMRE calls for public comment on MPRDA amendments, community resettlement guidelines https://www.miningweekly.com/article/dmre-calls-for-public-comment-on-mprda-amendments-community-resettlement-guidelines-2019-12-05

The draft bill to amend the s25 of the Constitution is being considered by the ad hoc committee. MPs are considering including the specific instances land can be #Expropriated w/out compensation. https://m.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/expropriation-without-compensation-committee-discusses-draft-bill-to-amend-section-25-20191203

The #Mwelase judgment of the #ConstitutionalCourt was an incredible & important judgment for the long neglected plight of labour tenants across SA. Have a listen to Adv. @MichaelBishop12’s first hand account of how it all came to be. Interviewed by @JohanLorenzen &
@Eli_Kunene https://twitter.com/justusundertree/status/1202100462054453248

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