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Fractured trade, inflation and prospects for climate action

By: Saliem Fakir     17th November 2023 The world is in a very different place to where it was when the World Trade Organisation (WTO) came into being in 1995: geopolitics and geoeconomic... 

Climate summits are about both reality and unreality

By: Saliem Fakir     13th October 2023 Climate gatherings are traditional stomping grounds where calls for radical change can be met with lukewarm or whimsical responses, but you can be... 

Technocene – the age where technology takes over the world

By: Saliem Fakir     15th September 2023 The concept of ‘technocene’ is not novel; in fact, there are lots of writings on this concept. The Technocene age holds the premise that we are not... 

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Transitions and the politics of national sovereignty

By: Saliem Fakir     18th August 2023 One of my favourite childhood authors was the science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke, the author of 2001 Space Odyssey – which was later turned... 

Antidevelopment – the paradox of development

By: Saliem Fakir     7th July 2023 It has been said by some that those who desire to ensure we have a more sustainable planet and oppose fossil fuels are antidevelopment. Indeed, the... 

The problem with dogma

By: Saliem Fakir     16th June 2023 “Bad ideas matter. They have their own coherence and own power”. These words are attributable to Timothy Snyder, a US historian who specialises in... 

Dullness versus the creative: prospects for development and human wellbeing

By: Saliem Fakir     19th May 2023 Africa’s problem is not fossil fuels or the continent’s dependence on raw land and minerals but the lack of capacity to transition from these... 

Micro-arguments and process of large change – Part 2

By: Saliem Fakir     21st April 2023 This article is a continuation of the last instalment of this column, which concluded by highlighting the transformative power of a single legal... 

Micro-arguments and the process of large change – Part 1

By: Saliem Fakir     10th March 2023 ‘All men (women) are intellectuals  . . . but not all men (women) have in society the function of intellectuals.” – Gramsci. It seems incremental... 

Is Eskom a dead project?

By: Saliem Fakir     17th February 2023 “Where you arrive does not matter so much as what sort of person you are when you arrive there.” – Seneca, letter XXVIII. Our coal situation is... 

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