The Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), with the support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa, is hosting a three-webinar series on the Basic Income Grant (BIG) on the 13, 20th and 22nd of October 2021, respectively.
The seminar will attempt to answer the question of whether it is possible to change social relations of production within the current capitalist economy, and explores whether community owned renewable energy is a potential step in this direction.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa commissioned a study, building on an initial report published in May 2020 [link - “Water risks of fossil fuel mega projects in Limpopo: the MCWAP and the EMSEZ”]
Since the arrest of Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa (on July 9, 2021), parts of the country have been engulfed in a series of destructive protests – mainly looting of businesses and shopping malls.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.
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