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10 July 2019
Victory for housing activists as Paarden Eiland to get low-cost housing
The Municipal Planning Tribunal in Goodwood has approved a new development with an affordable housing component in Paarden Eiland by Spear Reit.
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”
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