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RENEWABLE ENERGY: WHERE ARE THE JOBS – LAUNCH ON 28 MARCH 2017

The long awaited AIDC-commissioned research – RENEWABLE ENERGY: WHERE ARE THE JOBS – A Critique Of The Government’s Socio-Economic Programme – will be launched at AIDC at 18.00 on the 28th.

Liz McDaid, the well-known researcher and social activist, will introduce her research findings and recommendations.  The meeting will be Chaired by Tasneem Essop, former Provincial Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development in the Western Cape and a current member of the National Planning Commission.

There will also be lots of time for questions and discussions, which can include Eskom’s threatened closure of 5 coal mines which Eskom claims to be a direct consequence of the government’s renewable energy programme.

For further information contact

Dominic Brown or Jeff Rudin
021 447 5770

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY Where are the jobs? 

Articles, News & Events

Burning Issues 2: Focus on the trillion Rand Nuclear Deal

Popular Education Programme

Burning Issues 2: Focus on the trillion Rand Nuclear Deal

 There has been a long history of opposition to nuclear energy in this country but as government continues with this R1 trillion secret deal, more and more people are becoming aware and standing up to voice their opposition. What is this deal about? Why some people consider nuclear energy dangerous? What do we all need to learn about nuclear, for the sake of our grandchildren’s future?

Please join us for this participatory popular education session!

 Wednesday, 29 March 2017; 10:00 – 13:00

Athlone Community Hall 

(corner Klipfontein Rd/ Jan Smuts Highway)

For catering purposes and transport assistance please RSVP

Kasongo 064701 9500    or e-mail  poped2011@gmail.com

 

 

Articles, News & Events

Sister March Cape Town, Saturday 21st January 2017

The Sister March Cape Town is now officially affiliated with The Women’s March

on Washington and will take place on Saturday, 21st January, in solidarity with the

Washington march and sister marches taking place in 400 cities world wide

https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters

https://www.womensmarch.com

You can RSVP using the link (below) to the Sister March Cape Town on The Women’s MarchWebsite.

If you are not able to attend please forward the information below to those on your email list who

might be interested.

We will march because

WOMENS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS

BLACK LIVES MATTER

NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL

SCIENCE IS REAL

LOVE IS LOVE

KINDNESS IS EVERYTHING

And Sister March is for everyone!

Hoping to see you on the 21st.

Tessa Gordon

(Co-organizer with Nancy Krisch)

 

 

 

Sister March Cape Town

Start: January 21, 2017 – 11:00 AM
End: January 21, 2017 – 12:30 PM

Plaza at the top of The Company’s Garden
19 Queen Victoria Street
Cape Town, South Africa 8000
Host Contact Info: nrkrisch@gmail.com

Click here to view the event details.

Now, can you spread the word and invite your friends to come?

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Or you can send your friends this link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/sister-march-cape-town?source=direct_link&

 

News & Events

Conference on Energy Investment hosted at the IGC centre – London

Liz Mcdaid of the Green Connection was invited to attend a Conference on Energy Investment hosted at the IGC centre, the London School of Economics, in London, November 2015.

Tackling extreme poverty: Evidence from the field

As the first of the newly adopted United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, eradicating extreme poverty constitutes a major challenge for governments and organisation across the globe entering the post-2015 era. Despite progress over the last few decades, a large proportion of the world’s population still remain in extreme poverty.

Tackling Extreme Poverty – Evidence from the Field

Conference on Energy Investment  - London

London School of Economics

 

 

News & Events

The Green Connection – Exercising Democracy in the Two Rivers Urban Park

The area defined as the Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP), located at the confluence of the Black and Liesbeek Rivers, is a special and unique place in Cape Town. The area comprises sensitive ecological systems and habitats along the rivers, extensive open space areas, significant institutions (including the South African Astronomical Observatory and Valkenberg), historical buildings and cultural landscapes (such as Maitland Garden Village and Oude Moulen).

TRUP is a Multipurpose Urban Park and “created green space”, in terms of the draft 2030 Spatial Framework for the City (August 2006) on which the Integrated Development Plan for the City is based. The vision of the regional area known as the TRUP, is “to rehabilitate, protect, secure and enhance the intrinsic ecological qualities of the area, to conserve the unique cultural landscape, to encourage environmental education, to maximize opportunities for all people, and to promote sustainable development”.

The TRUP process has, from its initiation, included all interested and affected parties. The city and the affected communities engaged in a series of workshops between 2003 and 2009, in order to establish the TRUP Association. The Two Rivers Urban Park Association now comprise of a diverse range of land owners, (including provincial government, private businesses and council), as well as numerous individuals undertaking activities associated with the area.

Liz McDaid has been involved with advocacy and more recently leadership for this association for over ten years, along with support from other partners of the Green Connection.

TRUP Map

PosterTRUP aerial photo