Youth Day Climate March: 14 June 2019

The second major climate protest in Cape Town took place on 14th June 2019 from 12-3pm.

Hundreds of youth gathered outside of Parliament from noon on the last day of term to picket and prepare to march to the Grand Parade where a stage had been set up for speeches and a handover of a memorandum of demands to ministers.


In the lead up to the march, the following arrangements were carefully planned by ACA team:

  • City permission: permits and city liaising 
  • Student mobilisation and transport co-ordination 
  • Press release and media follow ups
  • Marketing: Social media (FB, Tw, IG), poster, video
  • Budget management and payments
  • Safety and security: marshalls, police, first aid
  • Logistics: strike route, stage, sound, toilets
  • Stageshow: MC, celebrity appearance, student and guest speakers, chants, playlist
  • Documenting: videographer, photographer, voice notes  
  • Drafting memorandum of demands and organising official presence to accept them

Supporting Organisations:
Project 90 by 2030
Greenpeace Africa
One Million Climate Jobs
Four Elements Conservation NPC
Green Anglicans
Extinction Rebellion Cape Town
XR Youth
Earthchild Project
Children’s Movement
Fossil Free South Africa
Princess Vlei Forum
eMzantsi Carnival
Africa Clockwise

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