What Cyclone Idai illustrated is the fact that as Africans, we do not have the infra-structure and capacity to cope with increased climate-related disasters. In the past days heavy rains in southern and eastern parts of South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal coastal region and parts of the Eastern Cape ) caused extensive flooding and mudslides. We have … More It’s the weather! we cannot cope!
Cyclone IDAI hit Mozambique, The Province of Sofala, Manica and Zambézia on March 14. It caused a humanitarian disaster of great proportion”, More than 1,000 people may have been killed after the cyclone hit the country on 14th of March and more than 2.5 million people were hit directly by the cyclone. Idai made landfall … More Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique
Manicaland and Masvingo Provinces were affected by massive floods and landslides on the 15th to 17th of March 2019 which were caused by the Cyclone Idai. The disaster killedover 242 people, injured 1400 and more than 2000 people are missing. Homes, people and livestock were washed away in the rivers down to the ocean. An … More Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe
The death and destruction accompanying Cyclone Idai, which made landfall in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe just 6 days past, continues as rainfall and flooding endures, hampering rescue efforts in countries with wholly inadequate infrastructure and resources. The number of confirmed fatalities keep rising and, at the time of writing, is well into the high hundreds … More STATEMENT:African women’s movements and women-led organisations call on our governments, the United Nations, and African Union to act on the climate crisis to save our people and our planet!
Article written by Kevin Bloom and originally published in Daily Maverick on 7 November 2018 In a world that’s warmed 1°C against pre-industrial levels, bringing wildfires, droughts and heatwaves to vast regions of the planet, South Africa has warmed at twice the global average. What’s the science behind this? What are the implications for our farmlands … More Burning Planet: Interview: South Africa Climate Change ‘Hotspot’
Introduction: Seed is life Farming started when local communities started collecting, planting and selecting seeds – modifying them to meet their needs in the process. Today’s seed also embodies centuries of knowledge about how to conserve, change, plant and guide it to fruitful expression. Seed is about culture, tradition, spirituality, cooperation and diversity. And finally, seed … More The real seeds producers: Small-scale farmers save, use, share and enhance the seed diversity of the crops that feed Africa
A four-day roadshow culminating in a gathering of women from several corners of the province was how Mawubuye activists in the Western Cape commemorated World Food Day and International Rural Women’s Day. Comrades Reinette Heunis and Denia Jansen led the team with the first day of activities held in Genadendal on Tuesday 16 October, followed by … More World Food Day road show in the Cape
The Free State Rural Women’s Assembly teamed up with the local Ward Councillor and Ward Committee of Ward 3 in Botshabelo to host an International Rural Women’s Day event at the Samson Sefuthi Hall in Botshabelo. Women activists from Excelsior in Mahlatswetsa District, and from different sections of Botshabelo attended the event. The local government … More Free State women team up with local government for Rural Women’s Day
Over a hundred women activists in the Eastern Cape converged on Tshabo Village 1 near Berlin on October 19 to mark International Rural Women’s Day. The event was attended by women from different Inyanda movements such as Makukhanye, Siyazakha, Rural People’s Movement and Ilizwi Lamafama Women’s Forum, who hosted the event. “The main objective of … More Exploring the challenges faced by rural women
Over a hundred delegates from ten Southern African countries gathered in Windhoek, Namibia, to tackle the issues of Farmer Input Subsidy Programmes (FISPs) and government support for agroecology in the region. The workshop, convened jointly by the Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) and African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), was part of the SADC People’s Summit, a … More Farmer input subsidies interrogated at regional women’s gathering