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Card image 12 September 2022 Daily Maverick

Is SA’s Climate Change Bill good enough? It depends on who you ask

From a flawed definition of ‘just transition’ and a lack of human rights focus, to long time frames and conflicts of interest — these are the concerns organisations and individuals as varied as investigative journalists and academics had with the current version of South Africa’s climate change bill.

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16 September 2022 Food for Mzansi

Land Bank: New blended finance model coming soon

The Land Bank is currently working on a new blended finance programme with a specific focus on developing farmers. This was revealed by Land Bank chairman Thabi Nkosi on the second day of the Mzans…

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Card image 17 September 2022 Cape Town Etc

Phillipi Agri-Hub launches to benefit small-scale farmers and community

On 12 September, the City of Cape Town officials: the mayor, and the Provincial Department of Agriculture ward councillors for sub 12, 13 and 17 participated in the launch of the new Philippi Agri-Hub together with representatives from the City’s Economic Growth Portfolio Committee.

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Card image 17 September 2022 Cape Town Etc

Phillipi Agri-Hub launches to benefit small-scale farmers and community

On 12 September, the City of Cape Town officials: the mayor, and the Provincial Department of Agriculture ward councillors for sub 12, 13 and 17 participated in the launch of the new Philippi Agri-Hub together with representatives from the City’s Economic Growth Portfolio Committee.

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Card image 17 September 2022 Cape Town Etc

Phillipi Agri-Hub launches to benefit small-scale farmers and community

On 12 September, the City of Cape Town officials: the mayor, and the Provincial Department of Agriculture ward councillors for sub 12, 13 and 17 participated in the launch of the new Philippi Agri-Hub together with representatives from the City’s Economic Growth Portfolio Committee.

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Card image 06 September 2022 GroundUp

New fishing quotas to be allocated

But only original applicants may apply for rights

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Card image 09 September 2022 GroundUp

Sewage seeps into Vaal Dam as Mpumalanga water treatment plants fail

Gauteng drinking water could be threatened if crisis is not fixed

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Card image 08 September 2022 Daily Maverick

South Africa needs a comprehensive Social Protection Floor to ensure food security for all

Food insecurity is an issue of accessibility and affordability. The food is there, the shop shelves are full but people cannot afford to purchase it. The vast majority of people living in South Africa are forced to make a daily choice between food and energy.

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Card image 08 September 2022 Daily Maverick

Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza lifts countrywide ban on cattle movement

Didiza has repealed the control measures except in the new disease management areas in parts of Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and Free State.

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Card image 16 August 2022 Daily Maverick

South Africa’s framework for a just transition fails to recognise the climate emergency

For almost three decades the ANC government failed to address the legacies of apartheid. We certainly do not expect it to rise to the challenge of ensuring a deep and transformative just transition, informed by climate justice.

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Comprehensive sex-disaggregated data is essential to driving change for women's #LandRights and #GenderEquality. https://landportal.org/blog-post/2022/09/how-do-we-know-transformative-changes-are-taking-place-women%E2%80%99s-land-rights #WomensLand @LandPortal

(Re) designing Living Customary Law to Protect a First Wife in a Pluralistic Legal System: The Constitutional Court has spoken
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#Expropriation #compensation
AgriSA: The Expropriation Bill’s provision for nil compensation will result in a future of policy uncertainty for the agricultural sector. https://www.cbn.co.za/industry-news/agriculture/parliament-must-reject-the-expropriation-bill-in-its-current-form-to-prevent-catastrophic-consequences-for-the-agricultural-sector-and-economy/ via @BusinessNewsCT

DAG would like to appeal directly to the residents & businesses of CT to DONATE physical items listed below & any other practical items, to assist families who lost all their possessions & were left with nowhere to call home after their structures burned down in Imizamo Yethu.

KZN acting judge and former head of agriculture arrested for corruption https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2022-09-20-kzn-acting-judge-and-former-head-of-agriculture-arrested-for-corruption/ via @TimesLIVE

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