The campaign against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas in South Africa is a political campaign that will have to address unemployment, development, land transformation and racial divisions. Neither legal nor purely technical interventions are sufficient for success. Solid and credible research now exists in South Africa which shows that the risks of fracking to the environment and human welfare are high, while the benefits are low.
The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Food Sovereignty Dialogue calls for offers for a consultancy on preparing and organizing an international conference of trade unions and workers organizations representatives in Cape Town / the province of Western Cape.
The event will take place in October of 2018. We calculate with 3 day conference plus 1 day field visit with 140 full working days for preparation. We expect 100 participants, around 50 of them international guests. The consultant should work in close communication with the RLS Food Sovereignty Team based in Johannesburg. Core working phase will be between April and November 2018. The consultancy includes the following activities (more detailed description is available in the Terms of Reference):
Works with local vendors, management companies, the conference, and other committees in the planning of the conference space, including room set-up, hiring of entertainment, tours, and other local logistics
Drives communication and logistics with international and national conference participants
Plans and runs conference registration (both in advance and on site) procedures and logistics
Organizes side program of the conference
Works closely with RLF on organizational wrap-up process, including communication, award notices, financial post-processing
What we expect:
Experience in event management
Local knowledge of infrastructure and environment in Cape Town / Western Cape
Experience in cooperation with trade unions / rural social movement representatives
Reliable, cooperative and pro-active working style
Please send your offer including your CV, a calculation of working days and honorarium to: Nokutula.Mhene@rosalux.org before midnight GMT on April 16th 2018.
The Implications of the Malendu Constitutional Court Judgement for the “Right to Say No” to Mining.
Programme Manager Labour Relations and Economy
The South African Constitutional Court delivered a ground-breaking judgment which will have wide-implications for mining affected communities and their “right to say no”. By reaffirming the importance of informal land rights, the court has set a precedent that will change power dynamics between communities, traditional leaders and trans-national mining corporations.
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