Written by Thabang Mojahi (RWA South Africa) Firstly, sparkles to the Zambian women for the first class buses, you truly have great taste darlings. The drive to the first field we visited was accompanied by a lot of excitement and anticipation, I had personally been struck by how clean Lusaka is, the take over of … More A sweet note about the RWA Feminist School Field trip in Zambia
This reflection report is a collective report of seven RWA members who attended the Feminist School in 2018 from their respective constituencies. It comprises of the lessons learned, learnings they took home and how that has shaped or changed them. WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE FEMINIST SCHOOL The first activity was sharing our experiences of … More Lesotho Rural Women’s Assembly Reflection on the 2018 RWA Feminist School
Southern Africa Rural Women’s Assembly 5th Feminist School 9 – 14 June 2019 Lusaka, Zambia This year the RWA Southern Africa will celebrate its 10th Anniversary! This is indeed a milestone. Celebrating our tenth year of existence cannot be separated from spaces that we have created in the RWA, such as the annual Feminist School. … More The 5th Annual RWA Feminist School
Welcome to Lusaka, the Capital City of Zambia. We feel very honoured and privileged to be the host country to this year’s Feminist School. Every year Zambian sisters travel to participate in this important school and it is for this reason that we welcome you with joy. RWA Zambia is part of the big, wide … More RWA Zambia welcomes rural women to the 5th annual RWA Feminist School
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