Maria van Driel (MvD) interviews Desmond Da Sa* about the state of the social movements in Durban and nationally.
Anna Majavu* discusses the implications of the latest Constitutional Court judgement that makes organisations liable for damages arising from protests.
In this article Freedom House* reports that South Africa’s Press Freedom is ‘Partly Free’ while it’s internet is ‘Free’
Michael Abrams* discusses the deep-seated fracturing within South African society continues 20 years after apartheid, and its impact especially on the youth.
Saliem Fakir* discusses the failure of COP17 against the background of the United Nations bubble and its methods of work. Was an alternative possible.
Payal Parekh* argues that the agreement lacks ambition, equity and justice and that it is essential for civil society to strategies and regroup to curb global warming.
In this article Oxfam* argues that the world’s poor will bear the brunt of the failure of COP17, including high food prices rise.