Operations and people

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.

Campaign managers

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

UCT supporters

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

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