Bread and Butter or Green Transformation: A Critical Analysis of Green Transformation in the Case of South Africa

Frederikke Veirum Høgsgaard & Anne Vraa-Jensen

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


South Africa’s government has for many years had a strategy for mitigating climate change and diminishing poverty through a greening of the economy and labour market. This includes giving technical educations greener features and creating ‘green jobs’. However, the working class are the ones experiencing the inequality of the country and the consequences of climate change to the largest degree. Furthermore, are the workers highly affected by the suggested solutions of green transition as the job market within this sector destabilises. This chapter wish to investigate the role of the working class in South Africa to understand if issues related to inequality and climate change can be solved by the same solutions. Furthermore, we raises the question: can sustainable and effective change happen within our current social system? If it is the ambition to prevent climate change and eradicate poverty, we argue that it is necessary to not only introduce greener skill-sets but a greener mindset.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Master
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2019
VejledereOle Bruun