The Khanya Journal (KJ) held a focus group discussion with six activists from the APF on the state of the social movements in South Africa on 11 April 2012.
Jackie Dugard* discusses the rise of service delivery protest, rising social tension and the limits of South Africa’s transformative project.
Alex Lenferna* gives an account of some of the youth initiatives at COP 17 and the need to link climate change to social justice.
Portia Mosia* discusses the important work that waste pickers do and the struggle to have their work recognised and paid.
Ferrial Adam* discusses the SA government’s role in climate change and argues for the need for a mass movement to condidtently safeguard our future environmental interests.
Jacklyn Cock’s* informative article discusses the impact of climate change on food security, especially in Africa and Southern Africa.
Mariam Mayet* critically discusses the SA govenment’s role in the promotion of genetically modified agriculture that will undermine farming in South Africa and Africa and contribute of food insecurity.
Marcia Moyana* reports on the women’s activity held during the NGO Fair.
In this article Oupa Lehulere* argues the crisis in the culture of reading is linked to the legacy of apartheid, government’s macroeconomic policy and the structure of the publishing industry in South Africa.
Martha Legong* argues that the crisis of literacy is linked to other community struggles, and that together, community users and librarians need to organise and lead the movement for literacy.