Global Climate Strike 2021 Report: #UprootTheDMRE #UprootTheSystem

context   On Friday 24th September 2021, as South Africa celebrated national Heritage Day, more than 300 people – predominantly young people – gathered in front of parliament, in Cape Town, in support of the Global Climate Strike and national Uproot the DMRE campaign.  The action was led by the African Climate Alliance with the […]

MEDIA RELEASE: #CancelCoal coalition demands government cancel plans for new coal-fired power or face court challenge

A letter of demand from environmental and climate justice groups calls on Minister Mantashe and NERSA to abandon plans to develop 1 500 MW of new coal-fired electricity or face legal action. The development of new coal-fired power is neither rational nor lawful, given the well-documented environmental, social, human health and economic impacts of new coal-powered electricity generation […]

Climate change will have “profound adverse mental health implications” for those living in South Africa

A new report by community psychology expert, Dr Garret Barnwell, shows that climate change harms are already negatively impacting our mental well-being and these effects will only accelerate in the future, placing today’s youth and future generations in harm’s way. The findings of the report, commissioned by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) for the African Climate Alliance, groundWork, the Vukani […]

#Thefutureis Now – A week of positive action

On June 16th we launched a campaign called #The Future Is Now! It revolved around youth declarations of hope, and confirmations of commitment, with the goal to turn our pain and rage into positive action. Now we’ve had our say about the future we want. Now it’s time for action! In light of International Youth […]

#GlobalClimateStrikeCT 20 September 2019

The third major climate protest of 2019 in Cape Town took place on Friday 20 September 2019. The protest was once again organised by the African Climate Alliance with support from our growing list of partners.  On the day 2500+ people, predominantly youth, marched from Hanover Street to Parliament for a picket. At Parliament a […]

Demands handed over for the #GlobalClimateStrike Cape Town: September 2019

Memorandum to Pres Ramaphosa from the African Climate Alliance 20th Sept 2019 Mr President – We, the youth of South Africa, appeal to you: why aren’t you going to New York for the UN Climate Emergency Summit? Please Tata, your refusal to engage with what is coming is killing us! Global heating has reached catastrophic […]

Video: 20th September #ClimateStrikeCapeTown

The strike on 20th September is literally just around the corner! We made a video to communicate who we are, what we’re doing and what our demands are at the upcoming Global Climate Strike in Cape Town.

Week of Positive Action September 2019: A Guide

From 21-27 September, we are participating in the international Fridays for Future call to have a week for future. We are calling on all South Africans to participate in a positive week of action, taking action for the earth and her people. You can register your event with us here or get involved with one […]

Cape Town Climate Strike: 15 March 2019

The #ClimateStrikeCapeTown took place on Friday 15th March 2019 from 12h00-15h00. A crowd of 2000 people (mostly youth) from across the city gathered in front of Parliament to protest against government inaction on climate change. The demonstration included speeches from school leaders and a number of musical and dance performances. The convening parties (Africa Clockwise, […]