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Thanks to all who joined us for the Global Climate Strike on the 20th September 2019!

By | 2019-10-02T12:11:31+00:00 October 2nd, 2019|Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Thanks to all who joined us for the Global Climate Strike on the 20th September 2019!

Action 24 / Politically Aweh video series: Climate Change in South Africa: How Bad Can It Be? Episode 1

https://youtu.be/_qKq9itUVQ8

By | 2019-09-17T08:23:01+00:00 September 17th, 2019|Action 24, Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change|Comments Off on Action 24 / Politically Aweh video series: Climate Change in South Africa: How Bad Can It Be? Episode 1

How polluting industries affect people’s health within the South Durban community

Environmental Pollution:  Industries pollute in several ways during the production process and in turn produce a large amount of waste products. Chemicals are burnt in order to produce the final products, and chemicals are then emitted into the air where communities are exposed. Industries dump their waste products in the nearest black Townships (land pollution), [...]

By | 2019-07-17T06:25:33+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on How polluting industries affect people’s health within the South Durban community

Environmental Injustice in South Durban: Community caught between toxic polluters and climate shocks

By Shanice Firmin• 28 June 2019 The South Durban community share their neighbourhood with two of the country’s biggest oil refineries practically on residents’ doorsteps. With air pollution killing an estimated 20,000 South Africans every year, this is yet another case of profit prioritised over people. Section 24 of the South African Constitution enshrines that [...]

By | 2019-07-03T08:07:24+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Action 24, Community Empowerment|Comments Off on Environmental Injustice in South Durban: Community caught between toxic polluters and climate shocks

A call for all fisher folk to please join meeting on the 15 June 2019 at 8:30 am at the Austerville Civic Center.

By | 2019-06-12T07:46:38+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Community Empowerment, Livelihoods & Food Sovereignty|Comments Off on A call for all fisher folk to please join meeting on the 15 June 2019 at 8:30 am at the Austerville Civic Center.

Environmental Injustice in South Durban: Community caught between toxic polluters and climate shocks

by Shanice Firmin Section 24 of the South African Constitution enshrines that “everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being and to have the environment protected for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation and [...]

By | 2019-06-04T12:53:05+00:00 June 4th, 2019|Action 24, Energy & Climate Change, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Environmental Injustice in South Durban: Community caught between toxic polluters and climate shocks

Independent Online: Joy as R4bn contract to deepen Durban port scrapped | Daily News.

Image: supplied to Daily News https://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/kwazulu-natal/joy-as-r4bn-contract-to-deepen-durban-port-scrapped-24182508

By | 2019-05-29T07:48:35+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Infratructure & Development|Comments Off on Independent Online: Joy as R4bn contract to deepen Durban port scrapped | Daily News.

Approximately 150 people took part in the Youth For Climate Action March on Unlawful Endangerment on Friday 24th May 2019. #youthforclimate #Stopunlawfulendangerment #solidarity #unitedorganisations #oceansnotoil Image may contain: 1 person, grass, child, plant, outdoor and nature

By | 2019-05-27T13:23:29+00:00 May 27th, 2019|Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change|Comments Off on Approximately 150 people took part in the Youth For Climate Action March on Unlawful Endangerment on Friday 24th May 2019. #youthforclimate #Stopunlawfulendangerment #solidarity #unitedorganisations #oceansnotoil Image may contain: 1 person, grass, child, plant, outdoor and nature

The Coalition of the Poor Currently Marching against Corruption in Durban. #untiedwestand #soildarity #stopcorruption #anti-corruption

By | 2019-05-27T13:23:50+00:00 May 27th, 2019|Community Empowerment|Comments Off on The Coalition of the Poor Currently Marching against Corruption in Durban. #untiedwestand #soildarity #stopcorruption #anti-corruption