Design and implementation of sustainable development programs using permaculture as a guiding methodology

Infographic illustrating the Rapid Economic Development Plan for Cannabis in South Africa

Afristar Comments on the Draft EIA for the Proposed Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone

General Comments:  We are living in the dying age of hydrocarbon fossil fuels. Economies are moving towards clean fuel motivated by global obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to meet the commitments to the Paris Climate accord. … Full Story

Statement by Ras Garreth Prince on the Cannabis for Private Use Bill

The Dept of Justice can still produce an inclusive, just and constitutional bill if they genuinely partner with the cannabis community, civil society and business. The failure to genuinely engage the cannabis community speaks to a failure to … Full Story

Key Points for Comment on the Cannabis for Private Use Bill

The Constitutional Court Ruling In a unanimous judgment written by Zondo ACJ, as he then was, the Constitutional Court declared that; Section 4(b) of the Drugs Act was unconstitutional and, therefore, invalid to the extent that it prohibits … Full Story

Launch of the SA Cannabis Lobby Group

How do we put South Africa to work in a sustainable and regenerative way? Cannabis is the fastest growing employer in the USA, creating over 300,000 jobs in this rapidly emerging industry, offering the same possibilities for us … Full Story

Cannabis ‘The People’s Plant’ Free Poster Download

In Celebration of the Constitutional Courts landmark ruling allowing all South Africans to cultivate and use Cannabis in the privacy of their own homes. Afristar is delighted to release our brand new poster Cannabis “the Peoples Plant”. Our … Full Story

Let’s Talk Regeneration Web Discussion Series

Afristar in collaboration with Sea Change media is delighted to launch our Let’s Talk Regeneration multimedia campaign and web discussion series that supports the creation of a Long-Term Regenerative Plan for South Africa. It is an invitation to dream … Full Story

Permaculture loses another Pioneer ~ Ali Shariff

Feeling sad remembering another fallen Permaculture thorny pioneer Ali Shariff who passed away this week in South Africa. Ali was a real permaculture hero, his entire life was dedicated to developing permaculture in the Americas and Africa. I … Full Story

Rest in Peace Bill Mollison the Father of Permaculture 1928 to 2016

Rest in Peace Bill Mollison, the co-founder of the global Permaculture movement, an ecological design system that provides the framework for humanity to co-exist harmoniously with nature. He coined the term permaculture which has its roots in permanent … Full Story

The Finance Minister, Capital markets and the Developmental State

The firing of Nene as Minister of Finance and the resulting devaluation of the rand, government bonds and banks in South Africa in the past week have provided an interesting insight into the state of politics in South … Full Story