South Africa —The Climate Justice Coalition, a coalition of South African trade unions, grassroots, community-based and non-profit organisations, will march to the Office of the Presidency on Monday, 18 July, Nelson Mandela Day. They will hand over a petition addressed to President Cyril Ramaphosa. The petition calls on the President to implement an emergency renewable energy plan to end load-shedding, replace Minister Mantashe, and fix the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. With 2022 likely to be the worst year of load-shedding on record and fuel prices at an all-time high, members of the coalition are part of a growing public call for urgent development of renewable energy solutions to address South Africa’s energy crisis.
Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the demonstration. Spokespeople from the coalition will be available for interviews.
Read the complete list of the coalition’s demands here.
Details about the march below
- Monday, 28 July
- Start: 9:30 AM – Department of Minerals, Energy and Resources – 173 Visagie, Tshwane
- Finish: 12:30 PM – Union BuildingsContact person: Cleopatra Shezi – 072 739 4122
Notes for Editors
The Climate Justice Coalition is a coalition of South African trade unions, civil society, grassroots, and community-based organisations, working together on advancing a transformative climate justice agenda which tackles the inequality, poverty and unemployment that pervades South Africa. Learn more about the Climate Justice Coalition here
About “Uproot the DMRE”
Uproot the DMRE is a campaign by The Climate Justice Coalition (CJC) seeking the transformation of South Africa’s harmful mining and energy sector to ensure a more socially, economically and environmentally just future. More information about the campaign and its demands is available on the Uproot the DMRE website