OPT OUT OF COP27 AND BUILD AN ALTERNATIVE

OPT OUT OF COP27 AND BUILD AN ALTERNATIVE

This is an edited version of an article first published in Daily Maverick. THE 27TH MEETING OF THE UN’S Conference of the Parties – otherwise known as COP – is now only months away. So it is timely to ask: who benefits from these gatherings of world leaders who...
The Alliance is dead – long live the alliance

The Alliance is dead – long live the alliance

ONE OF THE KEY RESOLUTIONS OF Numsa’s 2013 special congress was to bring into existence a United Front to act as a popular, working class-based alternative to the ANC. By 2016 it had run its course. In 2018, following a successful one-day strike, Saftu initiated the...
THE JUST TRANSITION IS THE TASK OF AN ACCOUNTABLE STATE

THE JUST TRANSITION IS THE TASK OF AN ACCOUNTABLE STATE

JUST WEEKS BEFORE THE BEGINNING of COP27, Inger Anderson, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, made a staggering assessment of the global response to the climate crisis: “We had our chance to make incremental changes, but that time is over....