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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...)

News Southern Africa

Cape Town to get new attraction as Table Mountain coal mine gets the go ahead

[Press statement] Cape Town, 1st April: The world-renowned Table Mountain is to benefit from a new attraction with the opening of a huge coal mine it was confirmed today. Recently voted one of the ‘7 Wonders of Nature’, the famous landmark has been selected as the site for the new underground and open cast mine (More...)

Fight against climate change in South Africa gets boost as Archbishop Emeritus Tutu endorses student call for University of Cape Town to go fossil free

[Press Release: issued 27 July 2014] Climate change movement Africa today welcomed news that South Africa’s Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has endorsed a campaign by students and staff at the University of Cape Town calling on the university to get its money out of fossil fuel investments. In a letter to the university dated (More...)

Southern Africa

Can rain cause power outages/blackouts?

Over two weeks ago, South Africa experienced a total blackout in most of its major cities. It certainly was quite frustrating for many that major cities such as Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban would have almost no electricity for a good part of the working day. On the day, I busied myself with getting work (More...)