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From off-grid solar home systems to utility-scale solar and wind, the potential for major advances in the use of renewable energy is also growing rapidly on the African continent. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Africa Could Power a Green Revolution
With a thriving off-grid solar market and hundreds of millions of people waiting for electricity, the continent offers huge potential for renewables.
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Protesters march against gender-based violence, organised by several NGO?s and organisations at the JSE in Sandton on September 13, 2019 in Sandton, South Africa. News
At #SandtonShutdown, South African Women Disrupt Business as Usual as Fury Over Gender-Based Violence Boils Over
"My body is not your war zone," read one protest signs.
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Corporations like Aircastle use tax shelters like Bermuda or Mauritius to legally avoid millions in taxes that would otherwise support services in countries where they do business. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Corporations Getting to Zero With GOP's Inside Help on Tax Avoidance
The GOP has made it easier than ever for companies to pay $0 in taxes. A Connecticut-based airplane company shows it was already too easy.
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We must build and popularize an ideology and culture that offer a solution other than hate and scapegoating to the woes experienced by the poor and dispossessed—and amplify the theories and strategies that exist among popular movements today. (Remko de Waal/Getty-AFP) Views
How Working-Class Movements Are Moving Beyond the Confines of Capitalism
We must rebuild the imagination of the working class and combat the capitalist narrative that has made it easier for us to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism
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Former President Nelson Mandela takes the oath on May 10, 1994, during his inauguration at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa. Views
I Witnessed How Close South Africa Came to Civil War, 25 Years Ago Today
Twenty-five years after South Africa’s miraculous first democratic elections, it’s easy to forget just how close the county came to civil war. I was working for the ANC (Western Cape) from 1992-4 and there were times - right up to Election Day itself - that, as Mandela said, it “seemed impossible...
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Global Poll Reveals Surging Fear of Climate Crisis and US Power Under Trump
Over the past five years, from the U.S. to Poland to Kenya, the number of people worried about the climate crisis has risen by double-digits
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South African Officials Among Many Denouncing Trump's "Disgusting" White Supremacist Talking Point on Land Reforms
"Tucker Carlson is acting as a direct pathway communicating narratives between white nationalists and the president of the United States."
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Aerial view of Black Wattle Colliery Opencast Coal Mine, Middelburg,RSA. (Photo: © 350.org/Zac Modirapula) Views
How a Development Bank is Propping Up the Fossil Fuel Industry in South Africa. And Why it Must Reverse Course
Local communities are not the only ones who are going to pay the bitter price of reckless and backward-looking investment choices.
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Men at work, Mining Atlas Coal Washery, Middelburg, RSA. (Photo: © 350.org/Leroy Jason) Views
Coal Communities in South Africa Want Coal to Stop
51% of all hospital admissions and deaths in coal communities are due to outdoor air pollution which could be attributed to emissions from power stations.
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Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of South African anti-apartheid fighter and former president Nelson Mandela, died on April 2 after a long illness at the age of 81. They are seen here at a 1990 rally in Soweto celebrating Nelson Mandela’s release from jail. Views
Winnie and MLK: Their Fight was Right — and It’s Not Over
The pursuit of racial equality in South Africa and the United States, begun decades ago, still resonates today.
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