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South Africa in the G20

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South Africa in the G20

By Marianne Buenaventura Goldman and Michelle Pressend

Europe's sprawling debt crisis and the potential Greek Euro exit loom large over the upcoming Mexico G20 summit, where leaders must thrash out a plan to aid the global economy. 

They've shown that they can find funds, and political will, very quickly when their backs are against the wall. In London in 2009, the G20 agreed a trillion dollar boost to the world economy, pulling us back from the brink of a second Great Depression. Two months ago in Washington, they agreed over the course of a weekend to double the IMF's lending power, building a $430 billion firewall to shield the world from the European debt crisis.
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Churches in Southern Africa saddened by Lonmin mine massacre

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It is with great shock and concern that the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA) observed the horrific attack on striking mineworkers. These workers and family men were calling for a living wage, decent work and expressing their right to freedom of association. The response of the police was uncalled for and their action brutal and vicious. More than 38 people have lost their lives, their livelihoods and families lost their breadwinners. In the process South Africa lost its right to be called a great, caring and concerned nation. The South African government should not identify with mine-owners but with workers struggling for better work and wages.

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Churches calling for a better SADC at the 8th Civil Society Forum

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The Annual Southern Africa Civil Society Forum is a space where leaders of NGOs, churches, trade unions, social movements and other civil societies come together, alongside the SADC Summit to discuss a wide range of regional integration and development issues affecting the SADC region in order to come up with a common position to be shared with the SADC Council of Ministers, Summit and other relevant structures of SADC during and after Summit.  The Forum has been held since 2005 under different themes. The theme for this year’s Forum will be “The SADC we want”.

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Farmers call for better agricultural policies

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On the 09th and 10th of July, 2012 the Economic Justice Network (EJN) of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA) organised a meeting on Food Security and its impact on Small Scale Farmers in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region. Those in attendance were participants from the National Christian Councils (NCCs) and the small scale farmers who were drawn from SADC countries in which the FOCCISA NCCs work to address both agriculture and food security challenges. The meeting participants formulated a statement to the SADC Heads of States who will be meeting on the occasion of the SADC Heads of States Summit in Maputo in August 2012.

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