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Card image 22 October 2018 The South African

Op-ed: Venezuela – Beware of those who steal from the poor in the name of the poor

I recently met with two Venezuelan opposition politicians who had travelled here to give us a first-hand account of how and why Venezuela has imploded. They gave us a clear and urgent warning not to head down the same dead-end road of populist, socialist policies that has led to Venezuela’s failure.

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We continue our women's month celebration with Professor Moenieba Isaacs.
She's passionate about gender equality and contributed to a paper addressing how gender equality is essential for addressing ocean sustainability.

Degrowth theory has to address structural global inequalities and power relations. @jasonhickel et al expose the staggeringly unequal resource transfers from South to North (benefiting parasitic elites and brokers en route) https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/06/what-is-degrowth-economics-climate-change/

According to a recent survey, South Africans say that they have little trust in local government. GGA’s Leleti Maluleke and Pranish Desai unpack how newly elected councils can rebuild trust by delivering free basic services for disadvantaged households:
https://gga.org/new-local-councils-must-prioritise-indigent-households/

Angola's general elections take place on August 24, but there is little hope that democracy will prevail in a country with a legacy of kleptocracy: https://youtu.be/yTggM2eYOZ0

Time for @GwedeMantashe1 to sink these SA deals with powerships. They’ve repeatedly failed to meet financial close deadlines. They’re too expensive - crazy 20 yr contracts for emergency power with guaranteed gas use rates that are way too high https://www.news24.com/fin24/companies/industrial/karpowership-appeal-fails-in-blow-to-sa-power-supply-20220807 via @fin24

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