The too-many-people myth | by Ian Angus and Simon Butler

The too-many-people myth | by Ian Angus and Simon Butler

As the number of humans on the planet reaches 7 billion, Ian Angus and Simon Butler, authors of Too Many People? Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis, look at the persistent idea that overpopulation is the major cause of environmental destruction. The...

Doing dirty work, exposing dirty tricks

Xolani is a municipal worker in Johannesburg, doing dirty, hard, but socially necessary labour for which he is paid the negotiated minimum of R4 330.30 a month. He is an example of one of thousands of workers in similar positions in local government service in towns...