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Card image 28 November 2022 GroundUp

A different way to fight climate change

Extinction Rebellion’s imaginative protests are entertaining. But they are also deadly serious.

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Card image 24 November 2022 The elephant

Mary Kanyaman Ekai: Gender and Livestock Rustling in Northern Kenya

Mary Kanyaman Ekai was a peace ambassador from Turkana County who lost her life in the course of saving her family’s livestock in Turkana East on September 24th 2022. Kanyaman’s case illustrates the complexity of “cattle rustling” at Kenya’s northern frontier from a gender perspective.

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Card image 25 November 2022 The conversation

South Africa’s small-scale fishers have been marginalised since apartheid – what needs to change

South Africa’s policies need to do more to protect vulnerable and marginalised small-scale fishers and fishing communities.

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Card image 26 November 2022 Times Live

Land reform in South Africa: 5 myths about farming debunked

South Africa’s land reform policy remains highly contested. But, in our view, a number of persistent myths about farmland statistics and the structure of commercial agriculture skew debates.

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Card image 21 November 2022 Carbonbrief

COP27: Key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh

The COP27 summit in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh marked a historic moment when a coalition of developing countries secured a new fund to support the victims of climate disasters.

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Card image 23 November 2022 African Arguments

“Kids tell us it’s pointless”: Tanga’s hidden histories of land and sea

Through years of conversation in the Tanzanian port town of Tanga, rarely heard stories of hope, hopelessness and resilience emerged.

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Card image 23 November 2022 GroundUp

Stellenbosch backyarders threaten to occupy golf course

Backyard Dwellers’ Forum say they’ve been left out while others are housed

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Card image 24 November 2022 Daily Maverick

After another fire rips through ‘tortured’ Masiphumelele, community members weigh in on struggles and solutions

Fire safety workshops, proper housing and more power boxes. These are some of the suggestions residents of Masiphumelele in the Cape Peninsula have for reducing fire risks. This was after the second fire in a month tore through the area on Monday, 21 November.

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Card image 22 November 2022 Eurasia Review

Across Africa, Water Conflict Threatens Security, Health, And The Environment

Water is a finite resource on our planet. We can only rely on what we have, which translates to about 2.5 percent of drinkable fresh water. Of that amount, only 0.4 percent currently exists in lake…

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22 November 2022 Daily Maverick

Slapp-down – activists cheer ConCourt ruling on ‘abusive’ defamation cases brought by corporations

Land rights and mining read more
18 November 2022 GroundUp

Why is government taking so long to finalise water standards?

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Card image 21 November 2022 Daily Maverick

Protest and repression at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh

‘No, my voice isn’t being heard,’ Jacob Maurice Johns explained to Our Burning Planet, from Sharm el-Sheikh, on Wednesday, 9 November. ‘NGOs have a way of tokenising indigenous people… they capitalise off the pain of indigenous people.’

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Religion, agriculture and market dynamics in Zimbabwe | zimbabweland https://zimbabweland.wordpress.com/2022/11/28/religion-agriculture-and-market-dynamics-in-zimbabwe/

The Launch of the Sustainable Livelihood Development Program for Communities in the Gorongosa National Park Sustainable Development Zone https://clubofmozambique.com/news/the-launch-of-the-sustainable-livelihood-development-program-for-communities-in-the-gorongosa-national-park-sustainable-development-zone-229560/ via @twitter

South Africa’s small-scale fishers have been marginalised since apartheid -- what needs to change https://theconversation.com/south-africas-small-scale-fishers-have-been-marginalised-since-apartheid-what-needs-to-change-194742?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton via @TC_Africa

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Land reform in South Africa: 5 myths about farming debunked https://www.timeslive.co.za/ideas/2022-11-26-land-reform-in-south-africa-5-myths-about-farming-debunked/ via @TimesLIVE

Richards Bay Minerals wants the high court to remove amakhosi and their families as trustees and beneficiaries of four trusts to which it has thus far paid R500 million in dividends to stop “abuse” of the funding, intended for community development.
https://www.miningweekly.com/article/richards-bay-minerals-in-court-bid-against-trusts-says-most-of-r530m-didnt-reach-communities-2022-11-18

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