Fossil Free South Africa was established as a voluntary association in 2015.
Fossil Free SA’s first budget of approximately R70,000 was funded through a Thundafund campaign that closed on 31 January 2015. We have since received some ongoing contributions from supporters and donations at events. In 2017, we expect to receive R30,000 from 350.org.
- Coordinator and vice-chair: David Le Page, journalist, formerly of Mail & Guardian, TAC, SAFCEI
- Operations and secretary: Robert Zipplies, sustainability consultant and author of Bending the Curve
Other management committee members
- Chair: Dr Nick King, analyst and futurist; former CEO of the Endangered Wildlife Trust
- Happy Khambule, formerly policy and research coordinator, Project 90 by 2030; now with Greenpeace
- Mellony Sparks, formerly an astronomer, now working as an equity analyst associate at Kagiso Asset Management
At the risk of omitting some who are involved:
- The student-led Green Campus Initiative and the Climate Action Project
- Dr Eduard Grebe (formerly post-doc research fellow, Center for Social and Science Research)
- Jesse Burton (Energy Research Centre)
- Tania Katzschner (lecturer, Department of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics)
- William Frater (independent consultant, former director of Frater Asset Management)
- James Irlam (senior lecturer, Health Sciences)
Past and present advisors
The campaign has drawn on the following people at times for strategic and other advice:
- Cormac Cullinan, lawyer and author, Cullinan & Associates (Cormac was a member of our management committee until March 2017).
- Jeunesse Park – Founder, Food & Trees for Africa.
- Simon Gear – Anchor presenter for 50/50 on SABC 2, author and professional speaker.
- Mpumelelo Ncwadi – Social innovator and Project 90 by 2030 Governance Board.
- Peter Willis – Facilitator and Thought Leader, former South African Director of Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership.
- Bishop Geoff Davies – Patron and former head of SAFCEI (Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute).
- Richard Worthington – Activist and independent energy and climate change expert.
Annual reports and financial reviews
- 2016 annual report (for year to end December; this was the first year for which we compiled an annual report)
- 2016 financial review (for year ending February 2016)