oa Discourse - Editorial



Extracted from text ... The theme of our first edition of Discourse for 2005 is ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT with theemphasis on the challenges facing the countries ofthe world in the 21st century regarding the utilisationof alternative sources of energy.To start understanding these challenges, one hasonly to look at the developments in die South Africancontext the past ten to fifteen years. South Africanscelebrated ten years of democratic freedom last year- a democracy that has been rewarded witheconomic growth but a growth, like everywhere elsein the world, is not without negative effects.Urbanites experience the ambivalence of economicgrowth in for example the increasing clogging ofaccess routes ..


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