together we are calling for system change

For the planet which sustains us, for the people who suffer at the hands of the system which has failed us, and for the future generations threatened by environmental & climate crisis, and social & economic hardship. 

Why are we marching?

For too long the rights and wellbeing of people and planet have been sidelined for the purpose of creating wealth for a few. This has created a system that treats people and our living planet as worthless. This has led to many interlinking crises: from income inequality, to water and food insecurity, to the climate crisis. 

The climate crisis is already posing one of the biggest human rights challenges in human history. We need energy, water, housing and food access for all now! We need this to be done in ways that are sustainable and do not perpetuate the harms of colonialism and apartheid. The government must prioritise a just transition while we come together as people to build a more just and ecologically resillient South Africa! 

 

In addition to the March we are engaging in a Cape Town Climate week to showcase practical actions for system change. Read the full press release here. 

 

who: all welcome

When: 24 September 2022

Where: Hanover Street to roeland street, cape town

time: 10:30am

OUR DEMANDS

 
  • The urgent establishment of a PERMANENT Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the Climate and Ecological Crisis, that meets once per quarter, to enable parliament to fully internalise the grave threat that the Climate and Ecological Crisis poses to our society, as well as to utilise this threat as an opportunity to address social inequality and the need for economic reform.
  • The Department of Basic Education must adjust the National Education Curriculum to improve national literacy in Climate Change that focuses on adequately preparing  youth for the realities of the climate crisis
  • In accordance with section 234 of the South African constitution, Parliament must table a motion to consider and debate the adoption of the Climate Justice Charter which aims to “end hunger, thirst, pollution and climate harms”
  • An end to all public and private capital investment in fossil fuel-intensive industries.
  • A commitment to eliminating all fossil fuel electricity production by 2035 at the very latest.
  • The strengthening of legislation to protect South African consumers from Greenwashing.
  • Transformation of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy which currently acts as the biggest stumbling block to a just transition in the country

For the full demands click here.

let's create the biggest day for socio-environmental action that cape town has ever seen.

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From inequality to water & food insecurity, to #climatecrisis, we need #systemchange now! The government must prioritise a #justtransition while we come together to build a more just & ecologically resillient South Africa! Join #MarchforSystemChange 24/09 http://marchforsystemchange.org.za/

The #climatecrisis is already posing one of the biggest human rights challenges in human history. We need energy, water and food access for all now! That's why I am joining #MarchforSystemChange on 24 September! http://marchforsystemchange.org.za/  

Together we are calling for #systemchange! For the planet which sustains us, for the people who suffer at the hands of the system which has failed us, and for the future generations threatened by climate crisis & economic hardship. #MarchforSystemChange http://marchforsystemchange.org.za/

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