Method in his Madness

This well-known phrase – there is method in his madness – is a line in Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet. It refers to the fact that if one takes time to look more deeply into an inexplicable situation, one often discovers there is very good reason and a purpose behind someone’s…

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African perspectives on Earth Jurisprudence, at the UN General Assembly dialogue on Harmony with Nature

News Flash from the Earth Jurisprudence Network We are delighted to share that news that Method Gundidza, from Zimbabwe, will be speaking at the 8th Interactive Dialogue of the UN General Assembly on Harmony with Nature, this Monday 23rd April. Method joins a group of panelists actively engaged in promoting an Earth-centred and non-anthropocentric…

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AWDF newsletter – year end 2017

  A wonderful mention for Earthlore in the AWDF year end newsletter.   Au revoir, 2017! It’s been an inspirational year, and we hope you’ve enjoyed seeing and experiencing the work of our grantees. To round off the year we wanted to share some of the best stories from the individuals…

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Tribute to Wally Menne

By Sheila Berry A week ago, on Thursday 26 October 2017, one of KZN’s most dedicated and well-known activists, Wally Menne, unexpectedly passed away.  His sad death, at 66 years old, leaves a huge void. He is survived by his wife, Rose Williams, Director of Biowatch, and three sons, Adam, Robus…

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Reflections from the foothills of Mt Kenya

The root causes of the crises facing Africa today, like land grabbing and ecosystem degradation, date back to colonialism and the human-centred thinking that sees us as superior and having rights that override those of other beings. This course reveals Earth-centred laws and ways in which our traditional cultures recognise…

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My trip to Zimbabwe.

By Nomsa Maseko Hi, my name is Nomsa Maseko. I am well known as Mrs Maseko. I am a mother by God’s grace and a farmer by choice. I have just come back from a 10 days visit to Bikita, Zimbabwe. I went there with EarthLore and Mashudu, Method and…

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African Commission passes resolution on the protection of Sacred Sites

At the end of its last sitting, African Commission passed an important resolution urging African states to protect sacred natural sites and territories. The resolution recognises the connection between sacred sites and human rights and cultures of indigenous people. The link for the final resolution is now available: http://www.achpr.org/sessions/60th/resolutions/372/  …

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