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Saliem Fakir

Saliem Fakir

    Decolonise science at your peril
    Decolonise science at your peril
    South Africa has been in the throes of unprece­dented student militancy over the past 18 months, anchored around the demand for free higher...
    Favouring the soft option
    Favouring the soft option
    As South Africa gears up for COP17, the United Nations climate change summit in Durban, it is clear business and government are not entirely on the...
    Tackling the elephant
    Tackling the elephant
    As global climate change negotiations in Copenhagen reach their climax, South Africa has been talking to everyone yet it has a long way to go to...
    Striking a balance for parks and people
    Striking a balance for parks and people
    South Africa has a new Protected Areas Bill. What does it mean for conservation - and for the World Parks Congress in September? Saliem Fakir,...
    Economy versus ecology
    Economy versus ecology
    The findings of the South Africa Environment Outlook report were predictable. It talks of a dismal future amid the withering of natural resources...
    Planning for a future without oil
    Planning for a future without oil
    Peak oil predictions vary depending on who one speaks too and which type of modelling is used. According to some experts, we are in a peak oil...
    Into the heart of ancient history
    Into the heart of ancient history
    I have been intrigued by Iranian life and politics since the age of nine, a passion heightened by a vague sense that my own identity is somehow...
    Eco-elegance
    Eco-elegance
    Earthyear and the IUCN (World Conservation Union)-South Africa embarked on an ambitious and controversial initiative in Women's Month to...
    Blame the rich, not the poor
    Blame the rich, not the poor
    The political economist Thomas Malthus caused a stir in 1798 when he published his controversial work, An Essay on the Principle of Population. Malthus postulated that unrestrained population growth will result in the increased production of food beyond the capacity of the...
    The science of development
    The science of development
    All economies today are reliant on science and technology to various degrees to sustain economic growth and meet their development needs. In the...
    Public enterprises join the trend
    Public enterprises join the trend
    One of the pleasant surprises in this second year of the Greening the Future Awards is that we received a number of entries from state enterprises....
    Not-for-profit can still be a business
    Not-for-profit can still be a business
    There are different types of social entrepreneurs: grassroots activists mobilising for social change; relief workers; grantmakers; and even...