Exclusive Interview with the BBC African Correspondent Andrew Harding – The Role of Media in Climate Change

Exclusive Interview with the BBC African Correspondent Andrew Harding – The Role of Media in Climate Change

"We need to get better at pushing big climate stories into the headlines; we are just not as good at it as we should be." - Andrew Harding Andrew Harding has been living in South Africa for over 10 years. He is currently the BBC African foreign correspondent. He has spent the majority of his [...]

The Catch 22 with Animal Conservation: The Poaching Problem

The Catch 22 with Animal Conservation: The Poaching Problem

Over the past several years animal poaching has been a severely increasing problem particularly in South Africa in regards to Rhino poaching. This brings up one of the hardest questions to answer: How do we stop this? Yes, surveillance, monitoring, stricter border control and law implementation are great measures but they tend not to fully [...]

Breathing is Getting Harder Under Capitalism

Breathing is Getting Harder Under Capitalism

I have noticed how life has taken a toll on all of us. It's getting harder to breathe each day because of the inequality and injustice we live under. Toxic pollution is hanging over our cities', possessing a major threat to our health and the climate. We are slowly dying, capital is fueling the earth's [...]

An Open Letter to Black Lives Matter: Why We Need to Pay Attention to Climate Change

An Open Letter to Black Lives Matter: Why We Need to Pay Attention to Climate Change

South Africa condemns the lynching murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. We extend our deepest sympathy and solidarity to his traumatised family and community. We salute the thousands of Minneapolis residents who have come out in justified  indignation to demand justice for George Floyd. We are part of those protests in every [...]

More Deadly than Covid-19: The Silent Killer

More Deadly than Covid-19: The Silent Killer

South Africa’s economy is dominated by the minerals-energy complex. This has made a highly concentrated economy; one in which wealth and the power to direct development is held by a very few large corporations. The concentration of economic power in South Africa has led to one of the most unequal economies in the world and [...]

Climate Change is a Social Issue

Climate Change is a Social Issue

South Africa  was founded on the genocide of indigenous peoples, slavery, and racism, we need a just transition that protects and cares for the most vulnerable and exploited populations. Climate justice and social justice are inextricably linked. Justice for our planet and justice for all people are two conversations that are important to have, but [...]

Amateur theory Time: Connect to your Cycles and Cut Capitalisms’ throat

Amateur theory Time: Connect to your Cycles and Cut Capitalisms’ throat

Lately,  I've become more interested in anarchism, ecology, somatic experiencing, fungi, connecting with one's cycles, capitalism, and patriarchy.....and inhale. This, is, of course, a lengthy list of subjects to be interested in and so I may be completely wrong, or at the very least, there may be some gaps in my very limited knowledge and [...]

The consequences of petrochemicals in our most trusted and used products

The consequences of petrochemicals in our most trusted and used products

It is commonly known that we need petrol for our cars, but the oil industry plays a far larger role in our everyday lives than many of us realize. There is a major lack of awareness around how we benefit daily from petrochemicals. When we shampoo our hair, apply body lotion and cosmetics, use lunch [...]