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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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By: Saliem Fakir     20th January 2023 South Africa had its first investor and policy summit in Cape Town in late November when President Cyril Ramaphosa opened the hydrogen conference.... 

Lost and damaged: reflections on COP27

By: Saliem Fakir     16th December 2022 Yes, I was in Sharm El Shaik, Egypt, attending the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change... 

Value of stability for political and economic progress

By: Saliem Fakir     11th November 2022 Stability can be a recurrent fable that we tell ourselves that we have in order to preserve the idea of the ‘good’ life – sometimes at the expense... 

Extraction: it’s everywhere and on everything

By: Saliem Fakir     7th October 2022 “We live not only in a market economy but more generally in a market society – that is to say, a space of civilisation where all human relations... 

Europe’s gas addiction undermining Africa’s energy transition

By: Saliem Fakir     9th September 2022 The sad thing about the Russia-Ukraine war is that the 1.5 oC-aligned energy transition looks set to be interrupted once again. We are here today... 

Reflections on ESG, net zero and corporate citizenship

By: Saliem Fakir     12th August 2022 It is important to locate environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals and net-zero targets in the context of corporate citizenship today.... 

Inflation, climate change and fossil fuels – we enter a new crisis

By: Saliem Fakir     29th July 2022 Who would have thought that we would enter a new inflationary era? Even US Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen was caught off guard by the... 

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