BOOKKEEPER/ACCOUNTING POST

  EarthLore is looking to appoint a full-time Bookkeeper to join our small enthusiastic team, based in our Braamfontein office. Johannesburg, Gauteng.   EarthLore is a nonprofit NGO working to preserve and revive indigenous seed and traditional farming practices, facilitating and encouraging intergenerational learning, and rebuilding confidence in the value …

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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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Africa’s first class of Earth Jurisprudence practitioners graduate

By Hannibal Rhoades “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”, says Dennis Tabaro. Dennis, an affable former accountant, did not …

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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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‘Going back to my Roots’, a personal story by Mashudu Takalani

Mashudu is a young woman of twenty-eight (28) from the Venda culture in Limpopo Province, north eastern South Africa. She works with EarthLore, a Southern African organisation, accompanying communities in their path to revive their indigenous knowledge and practices. Here Mashudu tells the story of her journey so far, revealing …

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To mine or not to mine?

A report back on the Alternative Mining Indaba which took place in Cape Town earlier this month (6th & 8th February, 2017) By Jasper Finkeldy Dark floors, white walls, conference participants in ties and formal dresses. From the red armchair in the lobby of a hotel in central Cape Town …

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A Reflection on SEED

A reflection at the Biowatch National SEED Event held in Pongola on 21-23 June 2016 By Method Gundidza  Thanks to you all NGO groups and farmers represented here, and I do not forget those whom we represent back home where we come from who could not be here with us. …

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