Category Archives: Policy

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Activist carries environmental flag

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This article on our young climate leader Happy Khambule was released in the Constaniaberg Bulletin Newspaper. Continue reading

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While leaders COP out, homes are being lost to climate change

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This opinion letter by Nkosinathi Mncwabe was published in Cape Times. Nkosinathi is one of our Project 90 by 2015 coordinators. He is a student of Social Anthropology & Social Development at the University of Cape Town. Continue reading

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Counting the costs: nuclear

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In this final post of our three-part series looking at the true costs of coal, nuclear and fracking, we investigate nuclear power – and debunk the myths that it is cheap, clean and safe. Continue reading

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Civil society meet to discuss sustainable energy future for all

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This year Project 90 undertook to organise a Energy caucus – a national civil society platform working to create a vision for sustainable energy solutions in South Africa. The purpose was to ensure that in this crucial year of energy policy decision-making, Energy Civil Society Organisations would have the opportunity to spend two days together to pool their insights and concerns into a collective strategy for positively influencing the Energy policy decision-making space in the short term. Continue reading

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Making sustainable jobs a reality

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When different types of power generation technologies are debated, the creation of jobs is always an important consideration, particularly in South Africa where unemployment is high.

Brenda Martin, Project 90’s founding director, takes a closer look at the jobs that will be created in SA’s planned nuclear programme and makes the case that renewable energy solutions offer sustainable and better job opportunities because they can be locally created, long-term, distributed all over the country and can directly benefit women and poor communities.

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Project 90 urges new Minister of Energy to listen to the youth

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In an open letter to the new Energy Minister, Ben Martins, published in the Cape Times today Happy Khambule urges him to let the youth of South Africa have a voice in our energy future.

Happy writes: “I cannot stress this enough: WE DO NOT WANT NUCLEAR ENERGY.
The ball is in your court. Please open up a process to get South African citizen opinion on whether to invest in nuclear energy. We’re counting on you”. Read on to see the full letter. Continue reading