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Southern African countries collaborate on plans for climate research centre | guardian.co.uk

Windhoek-based facility to open in August after South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia commit to project Five countries in southern Africa have joined forces to launch a research centre that will work on combating climate change in the region. South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia signed a declaration on Wednesday to base the initiative in the Namibian capital ...

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South Africa’s ruling party expels youth leader | Al Jazeera

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has expelled Julius Malema, its youth leader, finding he had shown no remorse after being convicted of fomenting divisions in the party. He has 14 days to appeal his expulsion, although the ANC’s appeals committee has already upheld his guilt. “In respect of the present disciplinary hearing, Comrade Julius Malema is expelled from the ...

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Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital | guardian.co.uk

Nelson Mandela has returned home from hospital, easing fears over his health and demonstrating his resilience and will to live at 93. South Africa’s first black president was discharged from One Military hospital in the capital, Pretoria, on Sunday and travelled in a VIP police convoy to his house in the Johannesburg suburb of Houghton. He had stayed overnight for ...

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Low-income South Africans enjoy getting into hot water | AlertNet

South Africa is responsible for 70 percent of Africa’s carbon emissions. As the host of the two-week U.N. climate talks, which ended on Dec. 11, the country has been eager to demonstrate its commitment to low-carbon technology. The government has committed to producing 10,000 gigawatt hours of electricity through renewable energy by 2013, and solar power for heating water is ...

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Patrick Bond: South Africa’s Water Wars | CounterPunch

Two of South Africa’s greatest water warriors were not actually killed in conflict, though at the time of their deaths on June 22 and 23, both were furious with their traditional political party home, the ruling African National Congress (ANC). For Kader Asmal (whom Nelson Mandela once proposed be ANC chairperson), the party’s proposed legislation to snuff state information, nicknamed ...

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