South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction
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Further pillaging of South and southen Africa continues
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Durban communities face harbour 'creep'

Durban communities face harbour 'creep' | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it
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Pambazuka - Land is at the heart of our struggle

Pambazuka - Land is at the heart of our struggle | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it
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Fossil-fuel industry a grim reaper

Fossil-fuel industry a grim reaper | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it
Fifteen thousand South Africans are dying every year because of an economy based on burning fossil fuels.
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Fracking Plans Spark Protest In South Africa

A lift on shale gas exploration moratorium has angered environmentalists...
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Small Hydro a Potential Bridge for Africa’s Energy Divide

Small Hydro a Potential Bridge for Africa’s Energy Divide | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it
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A Short History of Abahlali baseMjondolo, the Durban Shack Dwellers' Movement | Abahlali baseMjondolo

A Short History of Abahlali baseMjondolo, the Durban Shack Dwellers' Movement | Abahlali baseMjondolo | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it

(Editorial comment: while not an "article" per se, this is a South African movement that should be widely shared and discussed. "Little" people power from the ground up - support them!)

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Daily Maverick - World Bank's Kim goes to Joburg - but will he miss Marikana and Medupi?

Daily Maverick - World Bank's Kim goes to Joburg - but will he miss Marikana and Medupi? | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it
The World Bank’s new chief has a chance, on his visit to South Africa, to take a new approach to earlier policies that encouraged extractive industries that put profits for multinational companies before people and the planet. ...
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What the Marikana Massacre tells us

What the Marikana Massacre tells us | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it
While any human being with any sense of justice should be appalled by what happened at Marikana it would, however, be a mistake to view it as an isolated incident that emerged out of the blue.

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Move Toward New Pan-African IP Organisation Alarms Observers | Intellectual Property Watch

A seemingly remote African Union proposal to create a Pan-African Intellectual Property Organization appears to have gained momentum and will come before African science and technology ministers for review in early November, according to sources.
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Fossil fuel to the fire: Greenpeace lays siege to Kusile

Fossil fuel to the fire: Greenpeace lays siege to Kusile | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it
Environmental activists are protesting at the site in Mpumalanga where the Kusile coal-fired power station is being constructed, says Greenpeace.
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Alarm over plan to pump acid mine drainage into the Vaal

Alarm over plan to pump acid mine drainage into the Vaal | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it
Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane must intervene to ensure a solution is found to acid mine drainage, said DA Gauteng spokesperson Jack Bloom.
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The Toxic Truth

The Toxic Truth | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it
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About a Company Called Trafigura, a Ship Called the Probo Koala, and the Dumping of Toxic Waste in Cote d'Ivoire

On August 20, 2006 people of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, woke to find that foul-smelling, toxic waste had been dumped in their city. This report follows a three-year investigation....

 

http://www.amnestyusa.org/research/reports/the-toxic-truth

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Marikana: The politics of law and order in post-apartheid South Africa

Marikana: The politics of law and order in post-apartheid South Africa | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it
Liberal colonial occupation and the massacre have never been far apart in history, writes Pillay.

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FAIR members scoop South African Newspaper Journalism Awards

FAIR members scoop South African Newspaper Journalism Awards | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it
FAIR members  Stefan Hofstatter, Mzilikazi wa Afrika and Rob Rose, based at Sunday Times investigations, walked away with three awards for ‘Shoot to Kill: Inside a South African Police Death &helli...
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Police slaughter and apologetics

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The Morning Star has come unstuck with its uncritical support for the ANC, writes Peter Manson...
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Coup by the connected and corrupt

Coup by the connected and corrupt | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it

August 17 marked the 30th anniversary of the murder of Ruth First. She was an incisive writer, a ­democrat in undemocratic times, a white woman when to be white meant to be loyal to apartheid, and a woman when to be a woman was to be submissive to maleness. But she was none of these. Instead, First used her life to grapple with questions of power and was killed by a letter bomb.


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Selim Gool's comment, September 10, 2012 3:36 AM
The Ruth First I knew was hardly a "democrat" Comrade! She and Uncle Joe (GoSloVo) were hardly reknownd for their "democratic spirit"(more "Bureaucratic Centralism") and intolerance if you ask me!

I met with her in London and in Copenhagen/Stockholm when I was working on my PhD research in the mid- 1970s (later published as: Selim Yusef Gool: Mining Capitalism and Black Labour in the Early Industrial Period in South Africa: A critique of the new historiography, Ph.D. thesis, Lund University, Sweden, 1983) which dealt with the Mozambique mining recruitment to the South African mines - the same theme as her book "Black Gold" - I waited for 3 months in Lusaka and then Harare for the visa to Maputo in 1978 (which could only be sanctioned by the ANC/SACP (or rather Ruth herself) - BUT she had already decided that as my surname was "wrong"!) so, I could "go get fucked!

And at subsequent Conferences she tried to blacklist me or throw aspertions on my ANC credentials - I was NO FRIEND of the SACP and made that clear so .... the small-minded pettyness of Ruth I will remember!

So there you have it!

Dr Selim Gool: contact me @ http://www.scoop.it/t/is-south-africa-becoming-a-one-party-police-state-again/curate?_tmc=7lwfwuhRgt
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South Africa: Dying for growth -- World Bank's role in Marikana massacre mine, carbon pollution | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

South Africa: Dying for growth -- World Bank's role in Marikana massacre mine, carbon pollution | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal | South Africa: Tsunami of Natural Resource Destruction | Scoop.it
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