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Press conference today at 17:00 in Cape town!

There’s some exciting news about the divestment movement. Did you know that the fossil fuel divestment movement is the fastest growing movement of its kind in history? At this critical time for our planet, people like you and I are seeing a distinct lack of action from  our governments and other entities — banks, universities, (More...)

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The challenge of water scarcity in Africa

  Photo credit: Oxfam 2012 Climate change constitutes a real threat to Africa’s development and stunts the continent’s economic potential. Fossil fuel-induced climate impacts such as prolonged droughts and frequent floods continue to adversely affect agriculture, fishing industries and communities that rely on these products for their livelihoods. As governments meet in Marrakesh for COP22, (More...)

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Faith Institutions Lead the Divestment Call

The provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has announced their support for the fossil free divestment campaign by voting to divest.  The motion passed by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) follows the leadership of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation’s vote to divest earlier on this year. Both institutions have (More...)

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Activists gather for Climate Justice in Mozambique

Justica Ambiental together with Friends of the Earth Mozambique welcomed delegates from across the African continent and other parts of the world as they hosted the 2nd Climate Justice Conference in Maputo on the 31st August -2nd September 2016 under the banner of Seeding Climate Justice II. Congregated at a peaceful resort in the heart (More...)

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6 reasons South Africa needs to break free from fossil fuels

Breaking free from our fossil fuel addiction is such an obvious step that it would be easy to find more than six reasons. But here are our favourite ones why we’re taking a stand this May (join us?): Last year, a study from the CSIR found that renewable energy projects in our country created R800 million (More...)

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