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Kim Harrisberg

Battle from Below: The South African miners fighting climate change

17 Sep 2020

ERMELO, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four nights a week, Given Zuli packs some food, meets his colleagues at the entrance of an abandoned coal mine in South Africa's eastern Mpumalanga province, and descends into the earth for up to 12 hours, chipping away at the black rock.

INSIGHT -Battle from Below: The South African miners fighting climate change

17 Sep 2020

ERMELO, South Africa, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - F our nights a week, Given Zuli packs some food, meets his colleagues at the entrance of an abandoned coal mine in South Africa's eastern Mpumalanga province, and descends into the earth for up to 12 hours, chipping away at the black rock.

Businesses doing good can reboot 'fairer' Africa after coronavirus

09 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Businesses doing good in Africa can create jobs for some of those hardest hit by the new coronavirus pandemic - the youth, women and the poor, British researchers said on Wednesday.

As occupations gather pace, South African landowners fear for their property

07 Sep 2020

WALKERVILLE, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On an abandoned private farm south of Johannesburg, the sound of hammers bashing nails into corrugated iron, brooms sweeping away the dust and a faint chatter of voices can be heard on a nearby road.

FEATURE-As occupations gather pace, S. African landowners fear for their property

07 Sep 2020

WALKERVILLE, South Africa, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - O n an abandoned private farm south of Johannesburg, the sound of hammers bashing nails into corrugated iron, brooms sweeping away the dust and a faint chatter of voices can be heard on a nearby road.

Homes to policing: Lockdown photos document South Africa inequality

19 Aug 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A security officer holds a shotgun against his body in inner city Johannesburg, eyeing a homeless man carrying a bag of food on his shoulders as he vacates the area.

Coronavirus reveals 'green apartheid' in South African cities

07 Aug 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It took the new coronavirus to reveal a green apartheid lurking in South Africa's cities as parks shut, lockdown kept millions home and only the lucky few had a garden for sanctuary.

Coronavirus reveals 'green apartheid' in S.African cities

07 Aug 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It took the new coronavirus to reveal a green apartheid lurking in South Africa's cities as parks shut, lockdown kept millions home and only the lucky few had a garden for sanctuary.

African activists fight violence against women one law at a time

04 Aug 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a young girl growing up in northern Zimbabwe's mining community of Mashonaland, Beatrice Savadye watched as her friends were forced into child marriages and early motherhood while many became sick with HIV.

South Africans go online to document police brutality

03 Aug 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Strict enforcement of South Africa's coronavirus lockdown by police and the army has placed the spotlight on official brutality, a cause of anger among the majority Black population for decades.

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