Positive visions: The climate opportunity

Dealing comprehensively with the climate crisis arguably demands cultural, political and social changes that run far deeper than just dropping coal power in favour of wind and solar. Part of this is that the world needs to move away from an extractivist economic model towards a restorative economic model. This insight is beginning to inform political thought that links …

A practical guide: How non-profits (and schools, universities, churches, foundations) can multiply their effectiveness with responsible investment strategies that address climate change

We've just published an article on the Daily Maverick explaining how non-profits can multiply their impacts by ensuring that they are not directly or indirectly (via funders) invested in companies making unduly large contributions to environmental and social damage, especially climate breakdown. But how do you actually do this? Here's a practical guide to action. …

Use these letters to ask your retirement fund or asset manager to divest from fossil fuels

Challenge your financial services provider by asking them for alternatives! Remember, there’s no need to be defensive about this request. If they have put your money in fossil fuels with absolute returns on their bottom line, they are arguably neglecting their duties, as investments without fossil fuels in fact often outperform funds that include fossil fuels, and fossil …

WATCH: “Investing in the Environment” – an eNCA interview with FFSA co-ordinator David Le Page

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLZdGRrxyA4 Fossil Free South Africa co-ordinator David Le Page, was invited to be interviewed on news channel eNCA to discuss fossil fuel divestment in South Africa. "What we ask as a first step when it comes to divestment is for companies to withdraw investments in the top 200 publicly listed oil, gas and coal companies …

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

A Summary of our May Divest Fest written by Fossil Free SA Volunteer Andrew Park: On Saturday 11 May, Fossil Free South Africa hosted our latest Divest Fest at UCT, featuring environmental scientist Samantha Keen as guest speaker on the costs of air pollution to people and the economy. Our modest but enthusiastic crowd of …

‘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.

2018 Spotlight campaign closing event

Fossil Free SA has for some time been running a petition campaign on social media and on the ground to persuade SA's top asset managers and owners – Allan Gray, Coronation, Investec, Old Mutual, Sanlam and the Government Employees' Pension Fund –  to offer fossil fuel-free funds. We believe the case for decarbonising investment in South …

Divest Fest!

Our team is about to hit Rocking the Daisies, and this is what we'll be asking festival-goers to do for the divestment cause –  here we list five quick ways you can take action right now to push South Africa towards a more safe and prosperous future and away from the deadly fossil fuels – coal, …