ACA Cohosts Virtual Youth Climate Summit

From 17th of June – 2nd of July 2020 African Climate Alliance hosted a Virtual Youth Climate Justice Summit in collaboration with SAYCCC and The Virtual Youth Summit brought together youth leaders from the environmental and social justice movements from around South Africa to connect over a 2-3 week long period in June and […]

#CommunityoverCovid19 -10 things you can do to help during the Coronavirus crisis

Provide meals Food forward SA and nation changers are NGOs that continue to provide meals to the vulnerable, during the lock down. Make donations to your local spca Help staff with sanitizers, masks and equipment to ensure their safety and to help feed the animals in the shelter, as SPCAs are still open. […]

Help Ayakha represent at World Economic Forum

Ayakha Melithafa, a 17 year old climate justice activist from Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, South Africa, and spokesperson/recruitment officer for African Climate Alliance Youth has been invited to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland from 19-24 January 2020. There she will represent the youth of South Africa on a number of panels […]

From Europe to Jo’burg, from Tanzania to NYC: ACA ambassadors sure were busy during term 3!

Ruby Sampson, CUNCR Youth Climate Ambassador In July, African Climate Alliance founder Ruby Sampson was appointed a Youth Climate Ambassador for the Centre for United Nations Constitutional Research and travelled to Europe to represent South Africa at their Climate Democracy and Justice Summit. In Brussels, Ruby learned about International Environmental Law, spending a couple of […]

ACA Youth respond to President Ramaphosa’s withdrawal from UN Summit

On 16th Sept, the African Climate Alliance was honoured with the Amnesty Ambassador of Conscience Award in South Africa, which was given to Greta Thunberg and youth climate strikers all over the world simultaneously on Monday. On Friday 20th Sept, youth in cities nationwide are asking their parents to join them on the streets at […]

Open letter to Cyril Ramaphosa in Daily Maverick

In June 2019, president Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his State of the Nation Address. He made very limited comments on climate change whilst acknowledging the youth who had recently marched for their future but with no concrete plans to address the crisis. Ramaphosa made reference to seven priorities for the nation, none of which included direct […]

ACA Youth challenge Ramaphosa on LCATalks stage

ACA youth recently got on the LCA Sparks stage recently to put this challenge to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to take #actionfornature and the future of our youth and planet: “Don’t be the President that condemns a future generation. Please lead the way, sir, before it is too late. Be brave and do for Africa […]