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South Africa — On July 18th, Finance Ministers and Central Bankers of G20 nations will be virtually meeting to discuss reactions to the Covid-19 pandemic and the deepening economic crisis. Trillions of dollars are being put on the table. Civil society groups and movements from all fields are organizing to send a powerful message to the leaders of the richest countries on the planet that this is our money, our lives, and our future.
To draw attention to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni who is part of this meeting on the need for a truly healthy, green, equitable, and just recovery for all South Africans. Actions will be taking place across the country both online and offline starting tomorrow.
Photos and videos will be available after the events at the G20 Multimedia portal here.
Key Activities by Location:
- On July 16th, a small group of activists will arrange photo opportunities outside the Ministry of Finance, Development Bank of Southern Africa and Industrial Development Corporation to draw attention to the newly unveiled “No going back to normal: Imagining a Just Recovery in South Africa” report from 08h00 to 11h00. Press contacts: Ahmed Mokgopo, Campaigner at 350Africa.org, email@example.com, +27 79 916 8918
- On July 16th, a small group of activists will hold a banner with Table Mountain in the background to create a photograph that draws attention to the newly unveiled “No going back to normal: Imagining a Just Recovery in South Africa” report and asks G20 leaders to use public money for a Just Recovery. Press contacts: Glen Tyler, Team Leader at 350Africa.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, +27 71 645 7946
- On July 16th, the Botshabelo Unemployment Movement (BUM) will be holding a Just Recovery picket outside the Bloemfontein treasury from 12h30 to 13h30. Press contacts: Motsi Khokhoma, +27 73 490 76 23.
- On July 16th, a small group of community activists will be holding a social distancing picket at a bridge in Botshabelo from 10h00 to 12h30, with banners and placards calling on the government to implement a Just Recovery. Press contacts: Alex Motopi, +27 65 520 6533. For photos and videos contact: Paballo Tsotsotso, +27 83 946 9799
- On July 16th, the Sekhukhune Environmental Justice Network (SEJN) will picket and drop banners on the Mopetsi Bridge from 10h00 to 12h00. Press contact: Donald Mpheti, +27 13 516 0470 or +27 71 316 1441. For photos and videos contact: Victoria Makgoo, +27725679403
- On July 16th, the Nu-Climate Vision will be hosting a creative banner making session in the morning and will then proceed to the Klerksdorp municipal buildings at 13h00 for a picket outside the Klerksdorp municipal buildings calling for a Just Recovery. Press contact: Brighton Phiri, +27 78 881 7821. For photos and videos contact: Faith Mufiri, +27 67 213 0389
- On July 18th, 350.org and partners will hold a 67 Minute art action online, calling on its online base to create Just Recovery banners and face masks to be shared on social media as well as used in the Climate Justice Coalition art competition.
For more information on the Just Recovery report and actions happening online visit: https://350africa.org/just-recovery-south-africa/