‘A Good Reason to Stomp’: Natural Building Workshop in Stanford

August 16, 2011

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‘A Good Reason to Stomp.’ Natural Building Workshops take off at Blue Moon, a community farm just outside Stanford. (written 2010) The wattle and daub structure looked skeletal that morning, standing tall against a breath-taking Hermanus mountainscape. This basic frame had been prepared beforehand by Anton, Blue Moon resident and experienced natural builder. Local aliens […]

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Why all the Dormants?? A scrutiny into why our youth are relunctant to partake in activism.

August 14, 2011

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Young people are perfectly ripe for revolution, but then, why do I look around and see so many dormants? Ask them their opinion on government, society, environment, economy, ethics.. and most times you get a shrug. Like what’s that mean?!? You don’t care? So you have complete apathy towards life? You are half involved in […]

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Alternative mobility parade (and more silly brilliant ideas)

August 12, 2011

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Recently I have had this crazy idea to have a showcase parade in Cape Town city for cool different types of technology, especially to demonstrate to the public the reality of renewable energy resources (for example: pedal power, wind power etc) I was particularly inspired by the rumour that WESSA (http://www.wessa.org.za/) is going to be […]

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Thinking it through is the new cool =)

July 25, 2011

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What if it was ‘in’ to give a shit? Well I’m telling you it is. What if you were respected for giving a damn? Well I’m telling you you could be!! On that note, check out this site: http://www.giveashit.org/ and if that link doesnt work, check out Urban Guerilla’s blog post on them: http://urbanguerillaza.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/do-you-give-a-shit/

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Why I believe in Fair Trade

July 25, 2011

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At a ZeroWaste conference I attended last year a speaker was talking about the lack of precautions around the use of pesticides by local farm workers, as well as education on how toxic it is to human health. Afterwards a lady in the crowd raised her hand and then stood up, only to announce that […]

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The Green Police rhyme

July 12, 2011

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This is so cool! Like a Roald Dahl/Dr Seus rhyme! LOVE IT! ‘Before you go and have a pee, wait a minute and listen to me! We’re here in the contry on Michaels farm, and emptying bladders can cause much harm! So please can you pee in the proper place! Even if you’re off your […]

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‘Jou ma se bill’ – a protest experience, 2010

July 2, 2011

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‘Viva viva the people!’ screams the man on the microphone. ‘Viva!’ responds the crowd. A song is busy being sung in Xhosa that translates to ‘why are you scared?’ ‘Amandla!’ enthuses the speaker, standing on a platform on the back of a truck. ‘Awe to!’ scream the mob that mills around him. CPUT was swarming […]

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