Quote of the week

It is clear that no legitimate objective is advanced by excluding domestic workers from COIDA.  If anything, their exclusion has a significant stigmatising effect which entrenches patterns of disadvantage based on race, sex and gender…. In considering those who are most vulnerable or most in need, a court should take cognisance of those who fall at the intersection of compounded vulnerabilities due to intersecting oppression based on race, sex, gender, class and other grounds.  To allow this form of state-sanctioned inequity goes against the values of our newly constituted society namely human dignity, the achievement of equality and ubuntu.  To exclude this category of individuals from the social security scheme established by COIDA is manifestly unreasonable.

Victor AJ
Mahlangu and Another v Minister of Labour and Others (CCT306/19) [2020] ZACC 24 (19 November 2020)
22 February 2012

Feedback meeting on Cop17 in Cape Town

What exactly happened at COP17, and what are the scientific
and ethical implications for South Africa and the world?

The Archbishop of Cape Town invites you to hear a panel of participants in the recent COP 17 climate talks in Durban share their insights into what happened there and what this means in the global, African, South African and Western Cape contexts.

 In response to the high level of interest, the Archbishop is now hosting a similar event to an earlier meeting held at UCT. If you missed the first meeting, here’s your chance to be informed and engage with the speakers.

 

Thursday 8March 2012, 6 pm

Memorial Chapel, Bishops School,
Campground Road, Rondebosch

Panelists:

  • The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba (Host), Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network (ACEN).
  • Prof Mark New (Chair), Director of UCT’s African Climate and Development Initiative
  • Prof Harald Winkler, Group leader: Energy, Environment and Climate Change at the Energy Research Centre, UCT, and member of the South African UNFCCC negotiating team at COP17
  • Prof Guy Midgley, Chief Director: Climate Change at the SA National Biodiversity Institute,
    and member of the South African UNFCCC negotiating team
  • Prof Bruce Hewitson, National Research Foundation Chair for Climate Change, UCT
  • Dr Nigel Crawhall, Director of Secretariat of the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee

 

Convened by

The Diocese of Cape Town Environmental Group

and

SAFCEI (The Southern African Faith Communities’
Environment Institute)

 

For further information, contact the Rev Dr Rachel Mash
on rmash@mweb.co.za. There will be a limited time for questions, please email them in advance.

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