Prefigurative political ecology and socio-environmental injustice in central Durban

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New highway extensions into the city as well as a new airport and beachfront drive give visitors the most luxurious entrance to a South African city aside from the Johannesburg airport-Sandton fast train. The view as you enter the sports precinct from the wealthy neighborhoods of Durban North is simply spectacular, with golf courses on both sides giving way to two world-class stadia on your right and exceptional beaches on your left to the east. Durbans official plans for hosting the COP-17 allow delegates to begin accreditation next to the new Moses Mabhida Stadium, followed by security checks near the main casino and a beach party at the site of the celebrated 2010 World Cup fanfest. The sharpest protest against the stadium's operation was by several hundred security workers. On June 13, 2010, immediately after the Germany-Australia game, the workers demanded payment of a promised bonus, since they only received $27 for twelve hours' work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-42
Number of pages25
JournalCapitalism, Nature, Socialism
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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