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Archive for February, 2014

Financing progress in a changing context: The role of international NGOs in Africa

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 Posted in Countries, English, Governance | No Comments »

By: Pooven Moodley While resources may be booming in a number of African countries the reality is much of the wealth accompanying this growth is yet to trickle down. An ‘Africa rising’ narrative is taking hold, driven by optimism about the ...

Achieving food self-sufficiency amidst the challenge of climate change

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 Posted in Climate change, Countries, English, Malawi | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" "][/caption] In Malawi like elsewhere, climate change is hitting hard and is happening fast. The changing weather has negatively affected people’s livelihoods as many families hardly harvest enough to sustain their families. To cap it all, ...

Our Resources, Our Future: CSOs call for radical reform

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Posted in English, Governance | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" "][/caption] We, representatives of Civil Society Organisations; Faith Based Organisations, Pan-African Networks and Organisations, Labour Movements, media, international partners and Community Based Organisations; Having gathered at the Ritz Hotel, Cape Town on the occasion of ...

‘This is the Real Mining Indaba’

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 Posted in English | No Comments »

http://storify.com/ppillay/this-is-the-real-mining-indaba

Fifth Alternative Mining Indaba to focus on the impact of mining in Africa

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 Posted in Countries, English | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="410" caption=" Families, in desperation, are increasingly resorting to digging for gold. Artisanal Gold-mining is labour intensive, with very basic tools. The gold needs to be separated from the dusty earth or extracted from the rock. What ...