Fossil Free UCT campaign submits testimony on divestment to the UCT Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission

The aims of the UCT Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC) include making ‘recommendations on institutional culture, transformation, decolonisation, discrimination, identity, disability and any other matters that the university community has raised over the past 18 months, or may wish to raise in the future.’ In the light of this mandate of the IRTC, we …

Latest newsletter: UCT march planned for 11 Oct, and other news

UCT campaign ongoing, divestment march on campus on Tuesday 11 October Our continuing campaign at UCT has moved the university to develop a draft ethical investment policy. If approved, that policy will create the channels for UCT to consider a commitment to divestment. The university's ethical investment task team meets again this Thursday.  To keep up …

May Boeve of 350.org visiting Cape Town, UCT and Jozi

May Boeve is the new executive director of 350.org, the grass roots global climate movement that three years ago initiated the fast-growing global divestment movement. She succeeds Bill McKibben who, together with 350.org, was a recipient of the ‘alternative Nobel prize’, the Right Livelihood Award for 2014. May, who was recently profiled by the Guardian, which hailed her as …

Divestment Day is 13 February: join us at UCT

International Divestment Day is this coming Friday. Join us at UCT (details below). See other actions (comprehensive global list), such as Pretoria University (details below), or Stellenbosch. Fossil Free UCT Bicycle Flash Mob And Human Microphone Friday, February 13, 1:00 PM Meeting point: Front of Centlivres Building (opposite Leslie Social Sciences), UCT Upper Campus, Rondebosch We …

Fossil Free South Africa launches in Cape Town

On Wednesday 12 November, we had our first of several launches for the expanded Fossil Free South Africa campaign at the Mountain Club in central Cape Town. Around 80 guests gathered to hear Mpho Tutu, director of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, talk about her experience of the anti-apartheid divestment campaign of which her …

Upcoming video shoot, Glasgow divests(!), and other news

Super important points • We are shooting a video to support fundraising to expand this campaign. If you can spare us a couple of hours of your time on Saturday 25 October, please let us know. Email david.lepage@gmail.com for details. The video will also serve as a promo for the campaign, especially at UCT. • Our next …

Letter to UCT requesting details of investments, mandates, etc

Dr Max Price – Vice-Chancellor CC: Prof Crain Soudien – Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Transformation and Social Responsiveness CC: Prof Enrico Uliana – Director of Finance CC: Peter Grant CC: Prof Mark New – Pro-Vice-Chancellor: ACDI CC: Hugh Amoore – Registrar 30 September 2014 Dear Dr Price Working together on UCT’s investment strategy Thanks again for your …

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: …