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Archive for the ‘South Africa’ Category

Rural Women Stories: Elizabeth Motoko

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 Posted in Climate change, Countries, English, Food security, GROW campaign, South Africa | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" Elizabeth Motoko "][/caption] I’ve been campaigning since I was born. When I was 9 years old I travelled with my granny and mother to Pretoria to join a protest during the fight against Apartheid. In our community ...

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 Posted in Angola, Countries, GROW campaign, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" "][/caption] One in four people in sub-Saharan Africa are hungry, the worst prevalence of any region in the world and more than double the global average. Climate change is a major contributor to this, threatening the ...

Learning from Typhoon Haiyan: Are Southern African countries ready for the challenge?

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 Posted in Climate change, Countries, English, Food security, GROW campaign, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" Zuze holds up his failed maize plants.‘The climate keeps on changing and if it doesn’t improve life will be hard on us and we will just be waiting for the time when are going to ...

Living on R6 a day in a country of 47000 dollar Millionaires

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Posted in English, Food security, GROW campaign, South Africa | No Comments »

By: Pooven Moodley [caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" 'We are rated as the cheapest’. Elzetta shares how 13 million feel facing hunger in South Africa."][/caption] Inequality is intertwined within existence in South Africa. From the days of royalty to colonization and apartheid, ...

Climate Change no longer a myth in Southern Africa

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Angola, Climate change, Countries, English, Food security, GROW campaign, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

By Professor Nicholas Ngepah: Senior Regional Research Adviser for Oxfam in Southern Africa [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" Workers preparing fields to grow corn, Gutu project irrigation site. Credit DAVID_WHITE"][/caption] Climate change is no longer a myth in Southern African communities. It is ...

Introducing ‘Oxfam Connect’.

Monday, January 27th, 2014 Posted in Angola, Countries, English, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

Credit : Sarah Catherine Firth, in collaboration with Oxfam Connect in South Africa ”The world is changing, and with it the fight against global poverty and injustice.” The Oxfam in Southern Africa team produced this 5 minute video explaining ...

The Resource Curse: Is this the cause of growing inequality in Southern Africa?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 Posted in Angola, English, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

Credit : Augustine Mandigora (Oxfam Regional Policy Manager: Southern Africa) & Prof. Nicholas Ngepah (Oxfam Senior Regional Research Adviser: Southern Africa) [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" Economic Inequality. Picture Credit : Oxfam"][/caption] The Oxfam Briefing Paper “Working ...

Rural Women:Guardians of Land,Life and the Earth.Mayibye iAfrika!

Monday, October 21st, 2013 Posted in English, South Africa, Women's rights | No Comments »

Rural Women’s Assembly Workshop, 13-16 October 2013 [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="410" caption=" Pregs Govender, Deputy Chair at South African Human Rights Commission talks to members of the Rural Womens’ Assembly "][/caption] This year marks the centenary of the 1913 Native ...

Mainstreaming Gender in SADC Trade Policies.

Monday, July 15th, 2013 Posted in English, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Women's rights, Zambia, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="410" caption=" Women Cross Border Trade Associations representatives after a successful forum. Credit: Sifiso Maposa"][/caption] The Southern Africa Trust in collaboration with Southern Africa Cross Border Traders Association (SACBTA) supported by Oxfam has been holding talks ...

You Can’t Eat Electricity: Cutting carbon, cutting inequality in South Africa

Friday, May 31st, 2013 Posted in Climate change, English, South Africa | No Comments »

How can low carbon development be pursued without making inequality and food insecurity worse? South Africa, like many middle income countries, faces the challenge of how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the context of high levels of inequality and ...