Alex Lenferna is secretary of the South African Climate Justice Coalition and a postdoctoral researcher in the Nelson Mandela University Department of Development Studies.
Years of sabotage by South Africa’s corrupt energy interests have led to unprecedented electricity blackouts and a stunted renewables sector. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s solution: privatization.
The coronavirus is plunging the global economy into an unprecedented recession. We need to wipe away the debt bondage of Global South countries and launch a Global Green New Deal that will allow workers around the world to prosper.