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Toxic futures : South Africa in the crises of energy, environment and capital

Author: David Hallowes
Publisher: Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press ; [Pietermaritzburg] : GroundWork, 2011, ©2011.
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This is a moment of major and rapid historical change. The global elite - what used to be called the ruling class - are confronted by crises to which they have no credible response. First, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hallowes
ISBN: 9781869142117 186914211X
OCLC Number: 749853358
Description: xv, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Unequal South Africa ; Carbon economy ; The global scale of ecological debt --
1. Elite crisis. Imperial crisis ; Energy in crisis ; Environmental crisis ; Dust and ashes --
2. The Vaal in South Africa. The concentration of power ; Fronts of environmental injustice ; Another Vaal --
3. New South Africa. Negotiating the future ; Environmental policy ; Paint it green --
4. The toxic cradle of production. The sacrifice to mining ; Steeling the future ; Power to aluminum ; Toxics to cement ; Leaving ruin --
5. Peak poison. Failing future --
6. The chains of petro production. Africa's oil rush ; Refining environmental justice ; Chemicals and plastic --
7. Power trip. Centralising power ; Darkest Cape ; The logic of an elite future --
8. Future power. Things fall apart ; Remaking the coal economy ; Terminal logic --
9. Driving climate change. False dealings ; South Africa's offer --
10. Change coming. For people's power.
Responsibility: David Hallowes.

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