In this week's Suttner's View, researcher and analyst Professor Raymond Suttner discusses Alex Boraine’s suggestion that exile was responsible for undermining democracy in today's South Africa.
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Suttner's View: Alex Boraine’s suggestion that exile is responsible for undermining democracy
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies
With rapidly rising temperatures due to climate change, South Africa’s growing urban areas are a ticking time bomb. The building materials used in cities absorb and trap heat, contributing to the potentially deadly Urban Heat Island effect. And while heatwaves are less dramatic than hurricanes, floods and wild fires, they pose a significant threat to health and life. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) studies on South African cities estimate that the Urban Heat Island effect can increase temperatures by 3°C to 10°C compared to a city’s hinterland. Those most at risk are the poor, elderly and young, people living in informal dwellings without proper insulation and ventilation, those reliant on public transport, and communities without access to green spaces and water. →