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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.

Transnet foiled yet again on port expansion: Shauwn Mpisani & Italian ‘CMI Emtateni’ partners drop out of BRICS NDB loan scam

(This is the $200 million loan in which last May the BRICS Bank financed 40% of yet another wicked Transnet deal - with no community consultation. Hence no one told the Sandton branch banksters who they were dealing with, until late last year a whistleblower went to an Irish private investigator with great media cred. [...]

By | 2019-05-29T07:19:26+00:00 May 28th, 2019|Community Empowerment, Infratructure & Development, Oil and Gas Exploration|Comments Off on Transnet foiled yet again on port expansion: Shauwn Mpisani & Italian ‘CMI Emtateni’ partners drop out of BRICS NDB loan scam

Fridays4Future in Durban; Sasol-financier climate protest coincides with its 13% share crash; next global event is 20 September

(Amongst 1.4 million children across the world who did a FridaysForFuture protest on May 24, KwaZulu-Natal kids were out in an unusual space, in all Durban's diversity and creativity. In my 15 years witnessing protests in this city, this had the most accurate representivity of the city in race, class, gender and generational terms. Though [...]

By | 2019-05-29T07:18:40+00:00 May 28th, 2019|Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change, Oil and Gas Exploration|Comments Off on Fridays4Future in Durban; Sasol-financier climate protest coincides with its 13% share crash; next global event is 20 September

Dissent over oasis park project

Dissent over oasis park project The project has raised questions for the men, who believe unless satisfactorily answered, it should be halted. January 11, 2019 THE proposed oasis development in the Bluff valley, known as Van Riebeeck Park, has raised concerns from Bluff Ratepayers Association chairman Ivor Alyward and former councillor and Bluff historian Duncan [...]

By | 2019-05-29T07:17:41+00:00 May 28th, 2019|Community Empowerment|Comments Off on Dissent over oasis park project

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

Wentworth is stinking with an overflow of sewage, causing devastating health effects.

Wentworth is stinking with an overflow of sewage, causing devastating health effects.   IMAGES CREDIT: Mvuzo Ntombela/SDCEA The eThekwini Municipality workers strike by Durban Solid Waste, Water and Sanitation and electricity units is causing grave concerns, leaving the city and many Durban communities in a stench. This is causing a health hazard. "As you enter Wentworth, [...]

By | 2019-05-27T13:02:40+00:00 May 17th, 2019|Community Empowerment, Infratructure & Development|Comments Off on Wentworth is stinking with an overflow of sewage, causing devastating health effects.

Education Awareness on offshore oil & gas drilling at the Durban Racing Pigeon Club

On the 14 May 2019, approximately sixty people participated in an education awareness workshop on offshore oil and gas drilling at the Durban Racing Pigeon Club hosted by the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA).   

By | 2019-05-15T12:32:45+00:00 May 15th, 2019|Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change, Oil and Gas Exploration|Comments Off on Education Awareness on offshore oil & gas drilling at the Durban Racing Pigeon Club