A Tribute to Rev K.E.M. Mgojo - September 2012
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A Tribute to Rev K.E.M. Mgojo - September 2012

A Tribute to Rev K.E.M. Mgojo - September 2012

To all Awesome South Africans

To be impartial...is indeed to have taken sides already...with the status quo.
Desmond Tutu


On Friday the government lifted the moratorium on Fracking. This much talked about subject of Fracking is an issue which each and every South African needs to be aware of. This is certainly an issue which will see South Africans taking sides in an active way. Environmentalist lawyer, Vumani Msimang elaborates further on this controversial subject below.

This month we celebrate the life of a father figure and spiritual leader - the well-known human-rights activist Rev K.E.M. Mgojo. As well as being an icon who has significantly influenced our past and our future, he was also the father of our Awesome SA trustee Nosie Mgojo. Our thoughts are with the family this week as memorial services are held around the country.

Regards

The Awesome SA Team

Tribute to Rev K.E.M. Mgojo - a great leader

This article was written by Di Smith.

We grieve the loss of a father figure and spiritual leader - the well-known human-rights activist Rev K.E.M. Mgojo. The strength of character of this amazing man has influenced the lives of many of our people in and outside South Africa. We pay tribute to a great man who stood shoulder to shoulder with the best of South Africa’s leaders and imbued his family with great integrity, humbleness, compassion.

Rev Mgojo was awarded The order of the Baobab in Bronze for his contribution to the field of religion and the pursuit of freedom for all South African citizens. Read more about the incredible way this man influenced both our history and our future.

You can read the rest of this article on Awesome SA here.

Boarding the wrong bus – The story on FRACKING.

This article was written By Vumani Msimang- Environmental Lawyer at Venn Nemeth & Hart Attorneys.

Fracking is a perfect example of what can be done to boost the economy of the country. It is estimated that the shale gas industry can contribute up to R200 billion a year to the country's GDP and create more than 700 000 job opportunities. At the same time, fracking is a perfect example of what unsustainable development is about. The country has enough problems as it is in terms of environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity, pollution, and depletion of natural resources. We don’t want to add to these problems through fracking. There is a bottom line here. Fracking, if allowed, will eventually lead to serious problems no matter what ‘best practices’ are adopted in the process.

You can read the rest of this article on Awesome SA here.

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