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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

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

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

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

SHELL ON TRIAL FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE FOR THE MURDER OF KEN SARO WIWA 10th November 1995

On this day the residents of  Durban will remember Ken Saro Wiwa and nine other Ogoni’s by descending  on Shell & BP Refinery and Shell outlets throughout the area to call on the International Criminal Court in the HAGUE to proceed and hold those responsible for the murder of  the late Nigerian Environmentalist and human [...]

By | 2017-11-13T09:51:30+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change, Infratructure & Development, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on SHELL ON TRIAL FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE FOR THE MURDER OF KEN SARO WIWA 10th November 1995

International Anti-nuclear activists speak out!

Invitation: Anti-nuclear activism in Russia, the U.S. and around the world When: 16h00-18h30, Sat 16 Sep Where: St Paul’s Church, 161 Monty Naicker Road, Durban Central (opposite the Workshop) Recently Earthlife Africa Johannesburg  and SAFCEI challenged the government’s nuclear deals with Russia, the U.S. and South Korea. In April 2017 judgement was delivered in the [...]

By | 2017-09-11T09:02:33+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on International Anti-nuclear activists speak out!

Offshore Oil and Gas Workshop

On the 18th of July 2017, the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance together with Groundwork hosted an offshore oil and gas stakeholder consultative at the Austerville community civic centre. The purpose of the oil and gas workshop was to create awareness in the communities of proposed 3D and 2D seismic testing in our ocean. The [...]

By | 2017-08-08T09:58:49+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Offshore Oil and Gas Workshop

Desalination Plant Meeting

On the 17th of May 2017, a public meeting was held at Austerville Civic Centre that was hosted by a consulting firm GIBB together with the developer Hitachi Technologies. The meeting hosted was to present the development of a proposed desalinisation plant at the Bluff.The proposed project will see a desalination plant being introduced into [...]

By | 2017-07-13T06:59:11+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Energy & Climate Change, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Desalination Plant Meeting