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In Solidarity Against Offshore Oil And Gas Exploration, Impoverished Coastal Communities Will Be The Masters Of Their Own Ships

With several questionable offshore oil and gas proposals currently on the table, coastal communities – from the East to the West Coast – continue their unified struggle to phase-out fossil fuels.

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Legacy Champions

Small-Scale Fishers Call For Meaningful Public Participation Processes In Their Communities

After numerous court actions to halt Shell's seismic surveys off the Wild Coast Eastern Cape (in search of offshore oil and gas), on 24 May 2022, small-scale fishers from the region called on local traditional leaders to do better at fulfilling their responsibilities as custodians of communal land extending to the ocean.

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Legacy Champions

Civil Society Impatiently Waiting For Shell’s Wild Coast Seismic Surveys To Be Stopped, For Good

Since the announcement of Shell seismic surveys on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape last year, outraged communities and environmental organisations took the company to court following a flawed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and failed community consultations.

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Legacy Champions

Environmental Activists Defeat An Australian Mining Company Against Extraction of Titanium In Xholobeni

After a long legal battle against the granting of mining rights to extract titanium in Xolobeni off the Wild Coast to the Australian company, Transworld Energy by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).

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Eco-Justice

Getting To Know Coastal Community Engagement Champion Neville Van Rooy And His Journey To Protecting The Earth And Empowering Communities

Christy Bragg spoke to Neville van Rooy about what keeps his fire burning, his interest to protecting the earth, and his travel journey.

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Legacy Champions

The Importance Of Advocacy In The Face Of Intensifying Climate Change And The Battle To Transition To Renewable Energy

Since February 2022, Wongeka Xatasi, a 2022 Green Connection Legacy Programme participant, started turning over a new leaf.

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Eco-Justice

A Just And Equal Society Is Possible: Ecuador Communities Win The Fight for Rights to their Land

Ecuador, a country in South America is obliged, as ruled by the country’s top court to ensure that Indigenous communities are consulted.

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Eco-Justice

4 Reasons Why South Africa Should Not Invest In Gas

In January the South African government held public hearings on the Gas Amendment Bill. Why should you care? As the government itself has said, this Bill will affect every single person in South Africa.

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Legacy Champions

The Battle Against Environmental Degradation Persists

From protecting the environment to ensuring the community of Port Nolloth is well informed about developments of oil and gas exploration – with a particular focus on the negative impacts it has on the environment

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Legacy Champions

Karoo Activist Demand A Just Energy Transition Plan and A Frack-Free Environment

In pursuit of a frack free environment and clean energy, Warren Blouw and Danny Davidson from the Karoo–devoted eco-justice activists and alumni of The Green Connection.

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Legacy Champions

Bright and Breezy Activists Take Lead In Their Communities!

Vuyiseka Mani and Zukisa Mankabane are two environmental activists on a mission to expose and address environmental injustice. Their work through The Green Connection Legacy Programme and the Eastern Cape Environmental Network continues to shine.

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Legacy Champions

Bigai Fishing Community Continue To Be Deprived of Their Fishing Rights!

The struggle continues for small-scale fishers in Knysna as they constantly push back government regulations and by-laws restricting their access to the ocean via ‘privately owned property.'

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Oceans Tribunal

Fishers and Caracals – the Voices of the Vulnerable

Today I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, as one does when procrastinating, when I came across a picture that stopped my scrolling dead in its tracks. It was a picture of a lifeless caracal kitten lying curled up on a road.

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Legacy Champions

Skipper’s Licence Opens New Chances for the Fishing Community of Port St John’s

Following a gruelling five days of training programme for a skipper’s licence, Phumza Kalimashe and Ntsindiso Nongcavu from Port St Johns an now confidently stay safe in the ocean while catching a variety of fish.

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Eco-Justice

4 Steps to Voting for the Right Councilor

The Green Connection strives towards empowering communities to have a voice in decision making towards sustainable local economies.

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Eco-Justice

Strap in! Eco-justice Adventures, Loading…

.It hasn’t been child’s play adapting to the ‘new normal’ since Covid-19 first hit in 2020. And in a world where restrictions on movement and social interactions have become regulation

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