Focus 55 Chapters

Focus 63 - November 2011 - Sustain... ability?

This edition of Focus is dedicated to the broad topic of Sustainability, and is immediately concerned with COP 17 or, to give it its full title, the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to be held in Durban in November and December of this year.

Issue Twenty One - September 2011 - Bridging the Gap between Constitutional Rights and Homophobic Realities

South Africa’s Constitution is one of the most liberal and inclusive in the world. In particular, the Bill of Rights, Article 9 (3), guarantees that, “No person may unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone [on the grounds of] gender, sex, [or] sexual orientation.” Since the Constitutional dispensation, gay rights victories have been achieved in many areas: same-sex civil unions; same-sex adoption; same-sex spousal benefits; etc.

Focus 64 - Keeping the lights on

This edition of Focus reviews the electrification of South Africa, but goes beyond straightforward supply side issues and considers alternative energy sources, sustainability, and the social impact of the energy sector.