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You Can’t Eat Electricity

Oxfam launched its latest discussion document in its “mind the gap” series on Tuesday evening.  In Johannesburg for the event, Liz McDaid, who co-authored the paper with Oxfam’s Tim Gore, presented the story of Busi, a woman in South Africa struggling to survive in hard economic times.  The paper points out that the government’s policies, meant to ease the plight of the poor, actually drive people deeper into poverty.

To download the full report click here;  You can’t eat Electricity

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Mind The Gap – Oxfam Public Dialogue

OXFAM INVITES YOU TO THE NEXT PUBLIC DIALOGUE  IN THE

MIND THE GAP SERIES ON A NEW DISCUSSION PAPER

YOU CAN’T EAT ELECTRICITY: HUNGER, INEQUALITY AND LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

DATE: 28 MAY 2013, 5.30PM

VENUE: THE HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE ROOM, OLD FORT CONFERENCE CENTRE, CONSTITUTION HILL, 11 KOTZE STREET, JOHANNESBURG , 2000

RSVP: BASHEERAH MOHAMED, bmohamed@oxfam.org.uk BY FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2013

FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT RULLESKA SINGH, rsingh@oxfam.org.uk

FOR DIRECTIONS VISIT www.constitutionhill.org.za

PARKING IS AVAILABLE ON JOUBERT STREET ENTRANCE, LEVEL C

 SPEAKERS:

CECIL MORDAN, CHIEF DIRECTOR: ECONOMICS TAX ANALYSIS, NATIONAL TREASURY

NDIVILE MOKOENA, GENDER CC & THE WOMAN ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM (WECCF)

LIZ MCDAID, INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCHER

 

FACILITATOR: MS NANCY RICHARDS

 

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