John Clarke on saving S.A.’s Wild Coast, and Catholic Social Teaching
John Clarke is a social worker, social justice activist and Catholic. Over the past 17 years, John has been passionate about protecting and sustaining the people and the ecology of South Africa’s Wild Coast.[/vc_column_text]
Having worked for a variety of eclectic organisations – from the IEC to WHO – he now supports the Amadiba community near Xolobeni. The story so far has been plagued with troubles and setbacks. An Australian company is trying to mine the titanium-rich mineral sands. Bribery, corruption, and even violence, has beset the often-divided community. John talks about his personal journey of growth, and how his work is continually informed by Catholic social teaching.