Dossier January 2015

A look abroad. Hydroelectric plants

Wars in the 21st centuries, some have said, will be increasingly caused by water resources, which are also essential to those States looking for ‘clean’ energy. Also South Africa – which hosts a mere seven hydroelectric plants within its borders – often had to deal with crises when looking abroad in an effort to boost…

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South Africa. Energy – Power for the future

Technically speaking, they call them ‘load-sheddings’ but they actually are scheduled blackouts, which can last for hours. They are well-known by South Africans, who already experienced them in 2008 and in the last months repeatedly faced them again. Even big cities as Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town have not been spared and the result…

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Health and environmental risks

Getting closer – also through the already mentioned nuclear deals – to Russia and other BRIC countries has also been a way for South Africa to find powerful allies on various issues being discussed within the international community. Among those, climate change is one of the most relevant and, given the fact that South Africa…

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The Nuclear Power

The amount of money was huge: 111 billion rand, more than 7,5 billion euro, for building 6 to 8 nuclear power plant and turn the government’s project into reality. When Energy minister Tina Joemat-Petterson, at the end of September 2014, announced a deal with Russia’s State-owned Rosatom, the news was widely commented on by both…

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The Covid-19 Pandemic Advocacy.

Advocacy is Re-active while "forcing" us because problems or issues are already there. Then we use advocacy to respond, seeking to address or reducing their…

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The Fox, the Monkey, the Hare and the Horse.

The fox is the wicked animal in the forest, and everyone hates him. He is for ever cheating people and playing tricks on everyone. There is…

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Youth & Mission

The African Youth Survey 2020. Vibrant Afro-optimism rises.

A comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth – the African Youth Survey 2020 –has just revealed a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth driven by a strong…

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