ONO welcomes South African Youth Climate Change Coalition (SAYCCC)
After close collaboration on the #Youth4ClimateActionDurban march earlier this year and for the March Against Unlawful Endangerment (opposed to government program, Operation Phakisa’s, oil and gas development) on 24th of May, the SAYCCC have formally joined Oceans Not Oil as an affiliate member.
An ever expanding coalition, Oceans Not Oil is advocating for uniting overlapping protest concerns under one banner, channelling the passion for a zero carbon and sustainable future that runs through both organisations into meaningful political action.
SAYCCC aims to address the impacts of climate change while raising awareness, protecting the environment, participating in climate activities and advocating for a secured and sustainable future. It is a network and movement of the youth, by the youth and for the youth, while youth is defined as under 35.
On the 24thof May the youth of Durban will march peacefully to demonstrate for renewable energy. The demonstrations will target Sasol and Eni shareholders, demanding they divest from these oil corporations while they recklessly continue oil and gas development in South African waters. Oil and gas offshore development is not only putting international climate goals at risk, threatening our shared future, but robs the youth of hope and white-ants the promise of change.
Oceans Not Oil is proud to have SAYCCC as an affiliate and we look forward to working alongside people with courage, ingenuity and discipline who know exactly what’s at stake in the fight for a viable future.
Should you wish to join the march all details will be posted at the events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/419292172217736/
Top photo: Sphamandla Ngema, Nompilo Vilakazi, Khulekani Magwaza, Janet Solomon, Mthobisi Sibanda, Siyabonga Masuku, Ncobile Nkosi, and Sindiswa Ntanzi
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