Politically Aweh: #UprootTheDMRE

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Feature:  Political Satire and Parody – South Africa’s Energy Sector

South Africa’s edgiest satirical news show, Politically Aweh, is back with another spicy satirical video starring multi award-winning actor, model, presenter… (oil influencer and sell-out?!) Siv Ngesi.

The premise? The team got its hands on a leaked video from inside the South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. And it’s a SHOCKER. The video is an invitation to fossil fuel companies around the world to “come and dig up oil, gas and coal in South Africa… and hurry while stocks last – there isn’t much of the country we haven’t sold off yet!” This all yelled at the viewer infomercial style while a real map of South Africa’s petroleum exploration areas pops up on screen.

The Politically Aweh team collaborated with 350Africa.org and the Climate Justice Coalition on the project as a part of their campaign to #UprootTheDMRE happening around the country starting September 22nd. The DMRE, under the leadership of Minister Gwede Mantashe, is a major block to South Africa making progress towards a just and sustainable energy and mining future, which is why it’s the target of the campaign, with activists hoping to pile enough pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa to ask Mantashe to step aside.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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