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Dr. David Fig

Independent researcher, Chair of the Board of Biowatch South Africa, Honorary Research Associate in the Chair of Bio-Economics at the University of Cape Town and in the Society, Work and Development Institute in the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

During 2015 David Fig was involved in training in an energy school in Windhoek, Namibia, as well as numerous public interventions opposing the fracking and nuclear industries in South Africa. He produced an activists’ manual on fracking. He was elected to the steering committees of the Africa Uranium Alliance, which opposes uranium mining continentally, and the South African Electricity Crisis Campaign. His work on the sugar industry contributed to a successful public health campaign to implement a tax on sugar in soft drinks.

David Fig is a strong local supporter of the TNI-initiated Global Campaign to Stop Corporate Impunity. He works closely with environmental justice movements on extractive industries and energy, particularly in Africa. In 2015, he participated in a number of TNI meetings on energy, as well as in major ‘Stop Corporate Impunity’ events in Brussels, Paris and South Africa.