Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Shelter Staff Get Paid So Little for Their Dedication

19 years of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against women and children in SA, but there is little evidence that this campaign has helped curb the horrific levels of violence. Read more...

By Claudia Lopes, Joy Watson, Natasha Adonis

Latest Publication

Nuclear Energy: All Roads Lead to Economic Paralysis

The main purpose of this report is to highlight the different funding models for nuclear power across the globe and to show that no matter what model the SA government chooses, the bottom line is that nuclear is unaffordable, takes too long to build and comes with too many risks.

Democracy & Social Justice

Media Statement – Relief for Single Parents Seeking School Fee Exemptions

Yesterday, the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) secured a significant judgment in the Supreme Court of Appeal relating to the burden that single parents, particularly single mothers, face when seeking to ensure access to education for their children. EELC’s client, Michelle Saffer, struggled for more than 6 years to secure a vindication of her rights - her courage and tenacity has paved the way for greater certainty and clarity for parents in her position. The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) entered the case as a friend of the court, highlighting the impact of the current fee exemption scheme in fee paying schools on women who are similarly placed as Ms Saffer and the manner in which the current framework discriminates against women.

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Sustainable Development

Campaign for a Just Energy Future Brings the Energy Debate to the People

On 22 November 2017, the Campaign for a Just Energy Future (CJEF) held a public political party debate at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town. Joined by its many Stop the Nuke Deal partners and also the Heinrich Boell Foundation (HBF), the CJEF held a successful public event which did much to promote the idea of the need for energy justice.

By Natasha Adonis
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Gender & Sexual Diversity

Stay Safe From Domestic Abuse this Festive Season

A national study of shelters for abused women and children suggests that when adequately supported, shelters significantly contribute to women exiting from abusive relationships. Read more...

By Talk of the Town

Covering Sexual and Gender Minorities & Religion in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Reporting Guide for Journalists

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, as in much of the world, reporting on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (SOGIE) can be tricky. Cultural taboos, entrenched stereotypes, social hostilities, legal prohibitions and editorial censorship often distort coverage of these sensitive topics. Add religion to the mix and producing responsible journalism on sexual and gender minorities can seem impossible.

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Resource Politics

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International Politics

A Political Fraud

Interview on the situation in Zimbabwe with Brian Raftopoulos, Director of Research and Advocacy, Solidarity Peace Trust

 
By Brian Raftopoulos

Perspectives #02/2017: Putting People Back Into Infrastructure

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This edition of Perspectives contributes to the ongoing debate on infrastructure development in Africa by sharing snapshots of experience from around the continent, exploring questions about democratic participation, the role of human and environmental rights, and economic transformation.

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Dossier: G20 in Germany 2017