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Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Politicians warring for votes in South African elections had an unanticipated problem. Posters were defaced by people wielding thick black markers, stencils, duct tape and spray-paint. African National Congress president Jacob Zuma suffered the worst, at least in Johannesburg. His detractors added horns to his visage, a forked tongue, a shower rose, a banana. They labelled him “criminal”, and his party’s message “Let’s work together to do more,” gained the word “crime” along some streets and “corruption” along some. Aubrey Matshiqi of Johannesburg-based Centre for Policy Studies isn’t suprised. “Zuma heads South Africa’s largest political party. It’s natural he should get the most flak,” he said. Matshiqi believes defacing is a form of communication. It is a way of giving voice to political views.