Events, screenings and our petition now online

Please sign our petition, now online, calling on UCT to divest from fossil fuels and invest in sustainable energy! Forthcoming events (download poster) 30 September, 1pm, CS203: Screening of Do the Math, documentary about global fossil fuel divestment movement 1 Oct, 1pm, Jammie Plaza: Forum discussion of divestment with the Collective 6 October, 1pm, CS203: …

Sydney University freezes coal investment, and other updates

• Great news from Australia: Sydney University has frozen investment in coal. • Pitzer College is a private liberal arts college in Los Angeles which has divested completely from fossil fuels. Donald Gould, a trustee and chair of the investment committee at Pitzer College and president of Gould Asset Management, explains why, and his reasoning includes …

Archbishop Desmond Tutu supports call for University of Cape Town to divest from fossil fuels

It is the world’s wealthiest countries and people who have benefited most from the use of fossil fuels, and have contributed most to global warming. It is time we took full responsibility for our past actions. People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change. I ask UCT to examine urgently the extent of your investments in fossil fuel companies and to make a strong commitment to phasing them out as soon as possible.

Fossil Free UCT campaign launches 30 July

The launch event for the UCT fossil fuel divestment campaign will be on 30 July, from 5.30-7pm, in Leslie Social Sciences 1A. Speakers will include Jolynn Minnaar, director of the award-winning fracking documentary, Unearthed, and associate professor Richard Calland of the UCT Law Faculty. For the hungry, a light supper will be provided.