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Clean energy … and jobs please!

Posted on 02 December 2011 by admin

By Henrietta Mongalo – Ngulunews Community Paper*

NUMSA Treasurer, Philemon Shiburi

NUMSA's Philemon Shiburi says jobs and development should be protected as renewable energy sources are introduced. Credit: NUMSA

DURBAN, Dec 2 — (TerraViva) South Africa is the continent’s leading producer of greenhouse gases, largely due to generating electricity in coal-fired power stations. The country must replace these polluting plants with clean energy sources, but it must do so with care, says Philemon Shiburi.
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‘The Kalahari will die before us…’

Posted on 02 December 2011 by admin

By Joseph Bushby – Winelands Echo*

Isak and Toppies Kruiper at COP 17

Isak Kruiper fears his generation will outlive its home in the Kalahari desert. Credit: Ramatamo wa Matamong/TerraViva

DURBAN, Dec 2 — (TerraViva) Isak and Toppies Kruiper have made their way across the country with a message, travelling all the way from their home in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province to the United Nations Climate Conference taking place in the port city of Durban on the eastern coast.

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HIV/AIDS in a changing climate

Posted on 02 December 2011 by admin

by Ramatamo wa Matamong – Alex Pioneer*

DURBAN, Dec 2 — (TerraViva) World Aids Day might not have been on the official agenda at the U.N. Climate Conference this week, but it was certainly on the minds of many who gathered to talk about finding a global solution to climate change. Continue Reading

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Land, life and love

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Cebile Dlamini and Bethusile Dlamini

Land activists Cebile Dlamini and Bethusile Dlamini from the Swaziland Rural Women’s Assembly in Manzini Village are attending the C17 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Their motto is “Guardians of Land, life and love”. Mongalo Henrietta (Ngulunews, Sekhukhune, Limpopo) and Phumza Sithole (Rainbow News, Butterworth , Eastern Cape) spoke to them.

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Fighting for Mother Earth

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Archbishop Moletelo Molaba

By Khanyisa Sinqe,
Zithethele Community Newspaper

The City of Durban, South Africa, has gone complete green. Delegates from nearly 200 countries are meeting in South Africa from November 27 to December 9 for major climate talks. Yet many around the central Durban venue have their own understanding about global warming and climate change.

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Let our voice be heard

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Therese Marwel says pollution is hampering food production

Therese Marwel from Harare, Zimbabwe, says climate change is making it difficult for women in rural areas. Khanyisa Sinqe, from Zithethele Community Newspaper in Port Elizabeth spoke to her. Continue Reading

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Adding an African voice

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Grace Tepula wants to add the Africa voice to climate change

The effects of climate change in rural communities of Zambia have had a devastating effect which motivated women farmers from Mumbela spend six days travelling by bus on The Caravan of Hope to attend COP17 in Durban, South Africa. They are bringing a call to reduce green house gas emissions which pollute the air and harm the climate. Continue Reading

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A boost for the youth

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Mxo Mayoni

By Ramatamo wa matamong

Mxo Manyoni is hoping COP17 will change his life. Unemployed and having finished school with only Grade 10,  the 23-year-old vendor from the township of Ndwendwe outside Durban has a lot to thank the climate change meeting for.
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“We have our own Voice”

Posted on 01 December 2011 by admin

Mary Sakala

Farmer Mary Sakala is a member of Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance and Climate Change Network. Although she had to attend the COP 17 – and speak for herself – she was unable to secure a delegate accreditation. She spoke to Lindile Ndlovu of the Children’s Resource Centre in Cape Town and Khanyisile Xulu of Genuine Magazine in Durban.

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Community media coverage of COP17

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

Community media coverage of COP 17 is being supported by the Media Development & Diversity Agency of South Africa, which is promoting the participation of local journalists through a programme of training and reporting on Climate Change.

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The effects of climate change are often most readily felt in communities that are not often most readily seen or covered by mainstream news media. In partnership with South Africa's Media Development and Diversity Agency, IPS Africa is supporting a select group of community journalists to cover the international COP 17 negotiations in Durban for their local publications. Read their work here.
 
Community media coverage of COP 17 is being supported by the Media Development & Diversity Agency of South Africa, which is promoting the participation of local journalists through a programme of training and reporting on Climate Change.
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