Divest Fest – 11 May 2019 – A Fossil Free South Africa community update with our guest speaker, environmental scientist Samantha Keen.

Extinction Rebellion, school climate strikes – climate change is racing up the news agenda in 2019. Fossil fuel divestment remains a powerful and vital tool for securing our climate and society. Join us for an update on fossil fuel divestment in South Africa. DATE/TIME: Saturday 11 May, from 9h30-12h30 VENUE: Room 3C, Snape Building, University …

How SA’s top asset managers have responded so far to our call for fossil-fuel free funds

As you know, our biggest petition and campaign calls on SA's top asset managers to give you the option of not investing in planet-killing companies like Sasol. How did they respond? Read on to find out, and if you sign up to our mailing list, you can tell us who your financial service providers are, …

‘Climate change must be a central pillar of SA’s economic growth’

Climate change and the risks associated with it should be a key part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address. How SA chooses to respond to climate change and its impact on the country will affect economic growth and social development for decades to come, yet climate change remains sidelined by the government and key sectors that are most vulnerable to its effects.

How to find reliable information about climate change

It's often difficult to know what news sources to trust on climate change, given the vast amount of disinformation out there. So we've worked to put together a summary of reliable sources. The climate news and comment from the Guardian is particularly good, as is that from the Independent (UK). The New York Times is usually …

Our petition campaign ads are in Business Day today – and we’re inviting you to our campaign closing event

Today was a big milestone for us, as we took out ads on p. 1 and p. 3 of Business Day, marking the achievement of over 2,000 signatures on our petition calling for SA's top asset managers and owners to give savers ways to invest for the climate-friendly, fossil fuel-free future we want. We're holding an evening …

Fossil Free SA past rolling research April 2017–April 2018

These are some of the links and articles we attempt to integrate into our work and communications. Items are dated by when they came to our attention, not necessarily by date of publication. In future, we'll aim to publish these month by month. April 2018 NY Times: How More Carbon Dioxide Can Make Food Less …