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OR Tambo Foundation – 7th Memorial Lecture

This Tuesday evening (27th Oct) at 6pm SA time – our friends at the OR Tambo Foundation are holding the 7th Memorial Lecture with TsiTsi Dangarembga; the Zimbabwean novelist, playwright, and filmmaker whose debut novel, Nervous Conditions, was named by the BBC in 2018 as one of the top 100 books that have shaped the world and this year her novel This Mournable Body was a nominee on the Booker prize
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Joe Slovo Foundation launches ‘White Ribbon South Africa Community Status Toolkit – ending violence against women and girls in our communities

Joe Slovo Foundation launches ‘White Ribbon South Africa Community Status Toolkit – ending violence against women and girls in our communities It is 64 years since 20 000 women, black and white, old and young, working-class and other strata, gathered on 9 August 1956 from across all of South Africa, by train, bus and taxi, to resist the marginalisation and oppression of women from the economic opportunity and livelihood through
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Sign the Petition calling on the South African Government to ratify ILO C190 and to outlaw GBV & Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in South Africa

In 2019 -at the Centenary Session of the I.L.O. in Geneva, the Convention passed resolution C190 to outlaw GBV and Harassment from the Workplace -see extracts below. Despite promises the South African Government has still failed to ratify over a year later. Just as in most countries around the world, the situation in South Africa has worsened in the last few weeks as a result of the Corona virus with
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Earth Day 2020 is even more important than ever – flood the digital landscape with action

22 April is Earth Day. While the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading around the world and dominating news headlines, thoughts and attention, the need to take climate action has remained as urgent as ever. By the end of 2020, global CO2 emissions need to have dropped by 7.6% and continue to fall by 7.6% each year for us to have keep global heating under 1.5oC, according to the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Emissions
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COVID-19, air pollution and cooking: a deadly connection- “People exposed to air pollution are more likely to die from COVID-19 than people living in areas with cleaner air,

One of the few benefits of living in a European City whilst in 'Covid-19 Lockdown' is the sudden reduction in polution both air and noise - no planes flying above - no diesel / petrol fumes clogging up the air-waves. Some of us may be wearing masks whilst doing our grocery shopping as protection against COVID-19 but back in our homes with our postage stamp sized gardens it is a
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The Covid 19 pandemic can be a catalyst for decolonisation in Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic can be a catalyst for decolonisation in Africa. As the West focuses on its own survival, Africans have the opportunity to complete what their ancestors started. Joe Slovo often said that the daily task is get up in the morning, scientifically assess the day ahead and then do what you believe is in the best interests fo the working class and the poor - for this reason,
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Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor  said African countries should join South Africa in stressing that Morocco’s continued illegal occupation of Western Sahara was unacceptable. She was speaking at a memorial service she hosted for the Western Sahara ambassador Radhi Bashir who died last month. Tributes to the late Bashir came from Pandor and the dean of the diplomatic corps, Congolese ambassador Bene M’poko, among others. Pandor said the
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SDG’s -New Years Resolutions. We start 2020 knowing we are way off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) by 2030 in full and on time and to do so needs escalated action everywhere

#Diepsloot2030 — Local Action in a South African Township Diepsloot, South Africa is an extremely poor and underserved township north of Johannesburg and home to more than 500 000 people. The name Diepsloot translates loosely as “deep ditch” or “deep gutter.” Poor infrastructure and overpopulation in Diesploot causes sewage to seep up through the ground, while the overuse of their facilities results in pipes leaking, taps dripping, and toilets not
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Enough is Enough – 365 Days to End Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

As we come to the end of observing 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children, we spare a thought for all those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. This has become a pandemic in our country, with women dying daily at the hands of men. It is an issue that needs to be consistently addressed for 365 days of the year.