Centre for Civil Sosiety based within School of Built Environment and Development Studies invites you to: (No) Limits to extraction? Popular Mobilization and the Impacts of the Extractive Industries in KZN.
Date: Thursday 9 February 2017
Time: 13h00 – 14h00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room A726, Level 7, Shepstone, Howard College, UKZN
Speaker: Jasper Finkeldey
Popular mobilization against extractive industries in the province of KwaZulu-Natal(KZN) causes serious troubles for companies seeking to open mew minesand advance with unconventional gas extraction.
The resistance against the extraction of hydrocarbons has won temporarry victories. However, public policy and energy procument has not yet seen a transition to renewable forms of energy despite its lower costs.
The remains high pressure to extract emission-intensive energy sources. Linking disparate struggles and forming stragetic alliances can limitthe extractive trajetory on which the South African government has embarked.
I analyse the Save our Mfolozi Wilderness and Frack Free South Africa campaigns examining their claim-making and reportoires, as well as the current political opportunity structure in extractive sector.
Jasper Finkeldey is a PHD at the University of Essex. He is currently visiting scholar at the Centre for Civil Society.