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Apples, drought & democracy

November 5, 2017

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As fruit trees die, surplus apples are being given away as the Western Cape expects p to 50,000 framworkers to lose their jobs because of drought. It is a disaster in the making — and one that could, and should, have been avoided.

The need for long-term planning

March 20, 2014

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One clear message that came through at the Power-Gen Africa conference in Cape Town this week was directed at politicians and the governments they serve: stop short-term thinking and planning. In energy terms as well as water and food security, it is necessary to plan for 30 or even 50 years ahead. Lawrence Jones, vice-president […]

Where politics gets really smelly

November 26, 2013

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Politics stinks. These days in South Africa, this is a fairly common view. But, in the North West province in recent months, the expression has had a very real resonance. Because, especially as summer has begun to dawn, the seats of political power in the province have become decidedly smelly. So much so, that various […]