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Land Squeeze: What is driving unprecedented pressure on global farmland and what can be done to achieve equitable access to land?

RLS

May 28, 2024

Food Sovereignty

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Rosa Luxemburg and Samir Amin:

Gunnett Kaaf

April 19, 2024

Political Theory

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Zimbabwe’s Lithium Mining Sector:

RLS

February 6, 2024

Labour & Economic Alternatives

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Transnational Governance Gaps in Corporate Supply Chains:

RLS

December 9, 2023

Labour & Economic Alternatives

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EUROPEAN DOUBLE STANDARDS: HOW FOREIGN PESTICIDES ARE POISONING AFRICA

September 5, 2023

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Film screening and reception - The Last Seed

RLS

August 4, 2023

Food Sovereignty

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Quiet Rebels

RLS

July 7, 2023

Politics

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#ACurtFarewell & Inclusive Namibian Memory Landscapes

Bayron Van Wyk

January 11, 2023

History & Identity

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Not Comparing, but Connecting

History & Identity

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Introducing a (Universal) Basic Income Grant in South Africa

RLS

October 11, 2022

Democracy & International Politics

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Climate Change and Agrarian Justice

RLS

September 22, 2022

Food Sovereignty

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The Damara and the Genocide

Lee Garises

September 14, 2022

Democracy & International Politics

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How today's global food crisis is manifesting in South Africa

Refiloe Joala

September 8, 2022

Food Sovereignty

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Marikana, 10 Years On

RLS

August 20, 2022

Democracy & International Politics

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Marikana – 10 Years Through the Lens

RLS

August 20, 2022

Democracy & International Politics

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We are Marikana

RLS

August 11, 2022

Democracy & International Politics

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Food Crisis: Rising Prices, Hunger, and how to fix them

Jan Urhahn

June 7, 2022

Food Sovereignty

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Farewell to outgoing director Siegfried Schröder

RLS

May 20, 2022

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The Limits of Voluntarism in Human Rights Due Diligence Frameworks

Sikho Luthango

May 5, 2022

Labour & Economic Alternatives

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Freedom from Pesticides, a three-part online event series

Jan Urhahn

May 4, 2022

Food Sovereignty

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Are We Heading for the Next Global Food Crisis?

Marita Wiggerthale

April 22, 2022

Food Sovereignty

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Roundtables for 2022 UN Commission on the Status of Women

Sikho Luthango

March 11, 2022

History & Identity

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Banned pesticides in AGRA projects

Jan Urhahn

March 1, 2022

Food Sovereignty

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Not Enough for True Reconciliation

Andreas Bohne

June 1, 2021

Democracy & International Politics

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The Geopolitics of Vaccine Apartheid

Vishwas Satgar

June 1, 2021

Democracy & International Politics

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Xenophobia tears at the cloth of constitutional inclusiveness

RLS

June 1, 2021

Democracy & International Politics

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The Way to Fair Compensation

Labour & Economic Alternatives

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Do the ANC’s current internal dynamics indicate another breakaway faction?

Rebone Tau

May 1, 2021

Democracy & International Politics

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Servitude and Charity

Jens Pedersen

May 1, 2021

Democracy & International Politics

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Farmworkers: considered essential but exploited

RLS

May 1, 2021

Food Sovereignty

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Behind the scenes: the trade in pesticide active ingredients

RLS

May 1, 2021

Food Sovereignty

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Namibia Regional and Local Elections 2020 – The Decline of the Former Liberation Movements

Rebone Tau

December 1, 2020

Democracy & International Politics

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Mnangagwa Reverts to Mugabe-Era Authoritarianism

RLS

December 1, 2020

Democracy & International Politics

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Coal mine’s bid for KZN land puts compensation criteria to test

Ramabina Mahapa

August 1, 2020

Labour & Economic Alternatives

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Blue Economy versus Exclusive Economic Zone

Roland Ngam

August 1, 2020

Labour & Economic Alternatives

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Bitter oranges - an unjust citrus supply chain

Benjamin Luig

August 1, 2020

Food Sovereignty

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South Africa’s Politically-Motivated “Assassination Industry”

Rebone Tau

July 1, 2020

Democracy & International Politics

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Life, after COVID-19

Nokutula Mhene

July 1, 2020

Democracy & International Politics

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The Urgent Need for Human Rights in Sporting Events

Democracy & International Politics

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The opportunity for equitable participation, inclusivity, and peace, are fundamental requirements of a functional democracy, which also requires the delivery of basic services and social transformation. RLS Southern Africa supports peace and stability in the SADC region through our work with community and civil society organisations.

Introducing a (Universal) Basic Income Grant in South Africa

RLS

October 11, 2022

Democracy & International Politics

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The Damara and the Genocide

Lee Garises

September 14, 2022

Democracy & International Politics

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We are Marikana

RLS

August 11, 2022

Democracy & International Politics

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Marikana – 10 Years Through the Lens

RLS

August 20, 2022

Democracy & International Politics

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Marikana, 10 Years On

RLS

August 20, 2022

Democracy & International Politics

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The Urgent Need for Human Rights in Sporting Events

Democracy & International Politics

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Life, after COVID-19

Nokutula Mhene

July 1, 2020

Democracy & International Politics

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South Africa’s Politically-Motivated “Assassination Industry”

Rebone Tau

July 1, 2020

Democracy & International Politics

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Mnangagwa Reverts to Mugabe-Era Authoritarianism

RLS

December 1, 2020

Democracy & International Politics

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Namibia Regional and Local Elections 2020 – The Decline of the Former Liberation Movements

Rebone Tau

December 1, 2020

Democracy & International Politics

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Xenophobia tears at the cloth of constitutional inclusiveness

RLS

June 1, 2021

Democracy & International Politics

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The Geopolitics of Vaccine Apartheid

Vishwas Satgar

June 1, 2021

Democracy & International Politics

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Servitude and Charity

Jens Pedersen

May 1, 2021

Democracy & International Politics

View

Do the ANC’s current internal dynamics indicate another breakaway faction?

Rebone Tau

May 1, 2021

Democracy & International Politics

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Not Enough for True Reconciliation

Andreas Bohne

June 1, 2021

Democracy & International Politics

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We approach environmental questions from the perspective of society’s right to a safe and healthy environment. Hyperproduction and overconsumption have resulted in the climate crisis, now threatening our livelihoods, and affecting the marginalised disproportionately. In Southern Africa and the South West Indian Ocean IslandsWe support projects in mainland  which promote a just transition to low-carbon power sources, build activist networks, and assess socio-environmental impacts.
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Today’s globalized economy offers more possibilities for transnational corporations to exercise undue influence on public policy through lobbying and sheer economic power. Corporate dominance is revealed in the negotiation of Bilateral and Multilateral Treaties, which continue to contribute to the exploitation of Africa and its natural resources, especially in countries with weak institutional capacity where corporations commit human rights violations and environmental harm beyond the reach of accountability. RLS Southern Africa aims to strengthen the capacity of organizations which focus on the protection of human, environmental, and labour rights.

Zimbabwe’s Lithium Mining Sector:

RLS

February 6, 2024

Labour & Economic Alternatives

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Transnational Governance Gaps in Corporate Supply Chains:

RLS

December 9, 2023

Labour & Economic Alternatives

View

The Limits of Voluntarism in Human Rights Due Diligence Frameworks

Sikho Luthango

May 5, 2022

Labour & Economic Alternatives

View

Blue Economy versus Exclusive Economic Zone

Roland Ngam

August 1, 2020

Labour & Economic Alternatives

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Coal mine’s bid for KZN land puts compensation criteria to test

Ramabina Mahapa

August 1, 2020

Labour & Economic Alternatives

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The Way to Fair Compensation

Labour & Economic Alternatives

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Peaceful democratic culture can never be achieved without reflecting, critically, on history and without considering the rights of oppressed minorities such as women, LGBTI+ people, refugees, migrants, people who are stateless, and other disadvantaged groups within our society. RLS aims to provide spaces to overcome these struggles through collaborations with partner organisations.

Not Comparing, but Connecting

History & Identity

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#ACurtFarewell & Inclusive Namibian Memory Landscapes

Bayron Van Wyk

January 11, 2023

History & Identity

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Roundtables for 2022 UN Commission on the Status of Women

Sikho Luthango

March 11, 2022

History & Identity

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A state of food sovereignty is the right of individuals, collectives and sovereign states to choose and develop their agricultural and food systems in a democratic manner. RLS Southern Africa supports farmworkers and their organisations in their struggles for their rights, a safe working environment and living wages.

Land Squeeze: What is driving unprecedented pressure on global farmland and what can be done to achieve equitable access to land?

RLS

May 28, 2024

Food Sovereignty

View

Film screening and reception - The Last Seed

RLS

August 4, 2023

Food Sovereignty

View

Climate Change and Agrarian Justice

RLS

September 22, 2022

Food Sovereignty

View

How today's global food crisis is manifesting in South Africa

Refiloe Joala

September 8, 2022

Food Sovereignty

View

Food Crisis: Rising Prices, Hunger, and how to fix them

Jan Urhahn

June 7, 2022

Food Sovereignty

View

Are We Heading for the Next Global Food Crisis?

Marita Wiggerthale

April 22, 2022

Food Sovereignty

View

Freedom from Pesticides, a three-part online event series

Jan Urhahn

May 4, 2022

Food Sovereignty

View

Banned pesticides in AGRA projects

Jan Urhahn

March 1, 2022

Food Sovereignty

View

Behind the scenes: the trade in pesticide active ingredients

RLS

May 1, 2021

Food Sovereignty

View

Farmworkers: considered essential but exploited

RLS

May 1, 2021

Food Sovereignty

View

Bitter oranges - an unjust citrus supply chain

Benjamin Luig

August 1, 2020

Food Sovereignty

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