Media Coverage


• 30 January 2020:  News 24: ‘Coal kills’ – activists ask big business to forget profits and put environment first


• 13 August 2019: Daily Maverick: ‘Pension funds at risk as tide turns against carbon-polluting industries’

• July 2019: Radio interview with Keenan Williams on Cape Talk.

• 13 June 2019: Daily Maverick: ‘Invest for the future, divest from companies that fuel the climate crisis’

• 14 April 2019: Interview on eNCA Business Hour.

• 4 April 2019: Interview on Cape Talk Breakfast show with An Wentzel.

• 8 February 2019: Oped in Business Day: ‘Climate change must be a central pillar of economic growth’


• 12 September 2018: Article on Twyg webzine: ‘What is the effect of your savings on dirty energy companies?’


• 10 October 2017: Interview re Inconvenient Sequel and divestment on Classic FM (Jhb), with Tamara LePine Williams.

• 4 October 2017: Mellony Spark interviewed on SABC Channel Africa about our ‘We are Ready to Divest’ petition and plans for Rocking the Daisies.

• 20 September 2017: Interviewed by Ernest Pillay on Radio 2000 drive time.

• August 2017: Our UCT campaign was mentioned in an EWN article referring to this article on The Conversation, and republished here.

• July 2017: Article ‘Breaking up with fossil fuels’ (see pdf here) in Green Economy Journal 26 (magazine).

• Oped in Business Day (19 July 2017):  ‘Signs are the climate is right for divesting from the fossil fuel industry’ (archived link here)

• Oped on Independent Online (19 May 2017): ‘The end of fossil fuels a fresh start for continent’. This article was also printed in The Mercury, Pretoria News, Cape Times and The Star.

• Radio interview on SABC Channel Africa (2 May 2017)


• Cape Town TV, interview on Ek se (29 June 2016)

earthworks magazine (May 2016)


• SAFM (The Enviro Show), 29 January 2015, national radio interview with Nancy Richards

• 5FM, 26 January 2015, national radio interview on Fresh Drive show

• Mail & Guardian, 9 January 2015, ‘Get out of dirty fossil fuel


• Htxt.Africa, 8 January 2014, ‘R1.3 million crowdfunding campaign to halt climate change in SA still open on Thundafund

• Business Day, 8 December 2014, ‘Fossil Free SA: Saving life as we know it(pdf version)

Green Home, December 2014 (p. 37).

• Daily Maverick, 28 November 2014, ‘Divesting from dirty energy – a question of freedom’.

•, 17 November 2014, ‘Are you financing the fossil fuel industry?’

Constantiaberg Bulletin, 20 November 2014, ‘You may be funding the fossil fuel industry’ (pdf)

• Fossil Free SA was interviewed on Voice of the Cape and Radio Islam on 10/11 November.

Open Democracy (24 October 2014): ‘After inspiring fossil fuel divestment, will South Africa’s own campaign succeed?’

VARSITY (14 Oct 2014) ‘Fossil Free UCT campaign


• Interviewed on the Enviro Show, SAFM (radio, 31 July 2014)

Ecumenical News (31 July 2014): ‘Desmond Tutu calls on South African university to divest from fossil fuels’

The Sowetan (28 July 2014): ‘Fight against climate change in Africa gets boost as Tutu endorses student call for UCT to go fossil free’

Cape Business News (28 July 2014): ‘Archbishop Tutu asks UCT to withdraw investments in fossil fuels’

VARSITY (29 April 2014): ‘UCT should divest from fossil fuels no