Climate change activists call for more action

SA is a signatory of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and has committed to creating a low carbon economy but many activists believe the country isn't doing enough.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Government is committed to the fight against climate change.

South Africa is a signatory of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and has committed to creating a low carbon economy but many activists believe the country isn't doing enough, especially with our reliance on coal mining.

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Activist group Extinction Rebellion will be holding a vigil outside the Gauteng legislature every Friday.

They want the South African Government to declare a climate and ecological emergency.

Andre Clements said the protest is only the beginning of the work the group is engaged in.

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Clements said the protestors are asking for three demands: a state of emergency to be declared, to rapidly disinvest in coal-powered energy, and for a citizen's assembly to be put in place to guide the government through key decisions on climate change.

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