I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of seeing Gwede Mantashe and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) do everything in their power to stall a transition to renewable energy. It’s undeniable – Mantashe’s flagship “solution” to load shedding is flailing. It is long past time that the people of South Africa took decisive action to ensure Mantashe’s DMRE does not lock us into a future of deepening dysfunction and devastation.
That’s why I’m joining other South Africans for a nationwide mobilisation to protest Mantashe and the DMRE.
Will you join us?
You can either join one of the many events happening around the country on September 22 – or If you don’t see an action in your community, consider signing up to host one. We will support you every step of the way with a toolkit, promotion materials, and 1-1 support if you need it.
In the past couple of years, South Africa has lived through some of its worst load shedding. The estimated economic cost has been in the R100s of billions and we will have to face at least several more years too due to government inaction to resolve the crisis.
Our political leaders have the power to combat the climate crisis and help us ensure a liveable future if they take action immediately to stop fossil fuel expansion and introduce just transition legislation that paves the way for a smooth shift to 100% renewable energy.
In the midst of a health and economic emergency, a green and just recovery will only be possible if our money is invested in real climate solutions, in healthier and more equitable jobs, in supporting communities across the country, and in protecting the planet. This is why South Africa is mobilising. This is why I need you to join us here.
Thanks for standing with us.
Author: Shandukani Mulaudzi
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