There was a large police presence at Wits on Tuesday, with the SAPS cracking down on any potential protests (Photo: Greg Nicolson)

#FeesMustFall: Tear gas, rubber bullets and batons – insiders’ perspective

The presence of heavily armed police and security guards at the University of Witwatersrand seems to have put paid to any chance of stakeholders coming together to seek a solution to the ongoing…


Colonial Sahara

Western Sahara serves as a powerful and timely reminder to the world that colonialism has not ended in Africa. It continues in the form of what the Sahrawi (the indigenous people of Western…


International Scholars Condemn the Attack on Faculty and Students of Central University of Haryana

Over 70 UK and Europe-based scholars concerned with South Asia have written a letter to the Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Haryana. They have condemned the September 21, 2016 attack on…


The Sociologist of Informal Labour: Sharit Bhowmik, 1948-2016

Sharit Bhowmik, sociologist well known for his studies in labor and especially on the informal sector, passed away September 8 in Bangkok. eSocialSciences 9 Sep 2016 He was in a coma for some…

Community members in Tete Province, Mozambique, presenting their case (Photo: Anabela Lemos)

Legitimacy and Justice over “Legality”: How the Peoples´ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations is giving hope to affected communities

The first African People´s Tribunal on Transnational Corporations, that recently took place on 16th and 17th August in Manzini, Swaziland, was perhaps the most counter-hegemonic and brave event to bring some hope to…


Joint statement and open questions on ProSAVANA by the civil society of Mozambique, Brazil and Japan

In May of this year, 46 documents related to the ProSAVANA “civil society participation project” were leaked. Over one hundred public documents were obtained additionally under the Japanese Administrative Information Disclosure Law. This…


2016 SADC Peoples’ Summit – The Manzini Peoples’ Declaration

The current conjuncture in southern Africa in the political, economical, social, cultural and environmental arenas, shows that the region is progressively being affected, in different forms, by the advance of three devils facing…

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Grand Conference-WSF2016 Montreal: Change the System, not the Climate!

An intersectional battle for a just transition. On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the highly-anticipated Grand Conference Change the System, not the Climate ! at the Marie Gérin-Lajoie room at UQAM. There was so…


Popular University of Social Movements Workshop in Zimbabwe – Final Statement

Popular University of Social Movements Workshop: “Land, seeds, food, water, people and the climate in SADC – 15 years after the agrarian reform in Zimbabwe” – Harare (Zimbabwe), 12 -14 July 2016 FINAL…


Zimbabwean appointed FAO Ambassador

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has appointed a Zimbabwean organic farming proponent and campaigner, Elizabeth Mpofu, as special ambassador for the International Year of Pulses (IYP). The Southern Times Tichaona Kurewa 29…

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