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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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Did you know: In the 2019 report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture, “whilst we export food, back home 41% of people in rural areas and 59, 4% in urban areas have severely inadequate access to food”

Nonhle Mbuthuma continues to link her community's struggle to save Xolobeni from mining and to reroute the toll road @SANRAL_za insists must subsidise mining to her ancestors' Mpondoland revolt.

A national treasure.

*Please* listen to her @GwedeMantashe1 and @MbalulaFikile!

Transitioning to #agroecology enables communities in #Africa to achieve #foodsovereignty.

#FoodSovereignty is a vehicle to attain affordable local access to healthy, nutritious & diverse foods. It is the surest pathway to food security for #Africans.

#WorldFoodDay #ZeroHunger

Successful activism depends on popular mobilisation but it also requires smart research, astute media relations and well-chosen, well-run legal battles. Activism achieves results, provided it is resolute, intelligent and strategic. https://www.groundup.org.za/article/four-big-victories-show-what-political-activism-can-achieve/

Environmental impacts of maize triangle mechanisation and monoculture cropping plus evidence of climate change. How farming systems need to change. https://mg.co.za/environment/2020-10-17-dust-erosion-harms-sas-food-bowl/ via @mailandguardian

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