Court dismisses farmers’ appeal over flooding at Africa’s largest estuary system

Durban in the News: Court dismisses farmers' appeal over flooding at Africa’s largest estuary system: A group of sugar cane farmers, who sought to manage the flooding of water on their farmland, have failed in their bid to appeal a ruling over the management and breaching of the uMfolozi River in the St Lucia Estuary. Teenager swept out to sea in KwaZulu-Natal: A 16-year-old boy has been swept out to sea while swimming near Blythedale's main beach in KwaZulu-Natal, the National Sea Rescue Institute has announced. Kessie Nair must be … [Read more...]

Durban Image: Women farmers fighting for water

A Durban tagged image from Flickr - click on the name of the photographer below the image to see more Durban goodness. Women farmers fighting for water Image by Oxfam International Our “stunt” will show women farmers, whose lives and livelihoods are at stake in the negotiations, alongside the politicians and negotiators who hold the power in their hands. Find out more about Oxfam's work at UN climate summit 2011 in Durban, South Africa Credit: Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam … [Read more...]

Durban Image: Support Women Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

A Durban tagged image from Flickr - click on the name of the photographer below the image to see more Durban goodness. Support Women Farmers Adapt to Climate Change Image by Oxfam International ActionAid and Oxfam, together with a representative from the Rural Women’s Assembly, gathered to discuss the constraints faced by women smallholder farmers globally and in Africa. Speakers: Samantha Hargreaves, Head of Programs, Action Aid David Waskow, Director Climate Change Programs, Oxfam Sizani Ngubani, Rural Women’s Movement, KZN Find out … [Read more...]

Indian farmers and struggling black families feud in KZN

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