Lisa Thompson

State pushes ahead with its toxic zone

The controversial Musina-Makhando initiative will pollute air and water, push climate change and produce dangerous quantities of hazardous waste

Muddying the waters in the Musina Makhado economic zone

The public participation process on the environmental impact assessment for the area’s special economic zone has been shambolic

Cyril’s industrial reboot will not drive economy to success

The president disclosed a development U-turn but the Special Economic Zones and China’s carbon intensive interests are likely to prevail

The fable of SA’s special economic zones

The country is being pushed to develop more SEZs. But is this a viable strategy, given unemployment and ‘deglobalisation’?

Are Brics civil society talkshops just ticking boxes and not making real ‘jam’?

Activists and social movements feel left out in the cold by a process that doesn’t take them seriously

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