Imagining a Just Recovery in South Africa


For many climate justice advocates, the trajectory of the COVID 19 pandemic is unsurprising, as it mirrors the very systems and structures that underpin the climate crisis. We need a Just Recovery from COVID 19, this report attempts to show the way.


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About the report

The report shows how public and economic policy can be reformulated through these six proposals:

1. Reclaiming and rebuilding public services to promote public affluence. 2. Complementing the Green Economy with the Purple Economy. 3. Transitioning to a low-carbon energy system. 4. Pursuing structural transformation not structural reforms. 5. Changing ownership structures throughout the economy to reconfigure power relations 6. Build a new internationalism.

Downloads: Full Report (English) Report Summary (English) Report Poster (English) Report Poster (isiZulu) Report Poster (isiXhosa) Report Poster (Sesotho)


Podcast: Just Us and the Climate

Want to hear more about the report and a South African Just Recovery? Join members of the Climate Justice Coalition and the Institute for Economic Justice as they discuss what a Just Recovery looks like for South Africa.

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Public Finance Campaign

 We’re calling on the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni to insist that the DBSA and IDC invest in a clean energy future with social and climate justice at the heart of transition away from fossil fuels.
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Just Recovery Art Challenge

If music, graffiti, and being part of a global movement are any of the things you enjoy, we've got the perfect competition for you.
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Spread the word about the report

Please help us share this important report far and wide - you can use the sample messages below on to tweet:

Check out this new report by @350Africa and @IEJ_SA that shows that a just recovery from the #COVID19 pandemic is an opportunity to restructure #SouthAfrica’s economy to be more sustainable and resilient and to prioritize the needs of ordinary people. Click here to tweet this message

A new report shows that we need a people-centred approach that is designed to overcome and not entrench existing inequalities if we want to avoid going back to business as usual after #COVID19. Download the report here: @350Africa and @IEJ_SA

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With the financial support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation.