RESOURCES

Everyone has the right to a safe and healthy environment, yet South Africans are experiencing extreme climate and environmental injustices all around the country.
But, with the knowledge and understanding of our democracy, our rights, and how we can take part in the decisions that affect our future, comes the responsibility and empowerment to actively engage elected representatives and advocate for a just, equitable, and sustainable transition to a low-carbon and inclusive society.
In this new series, we meet and explore the stories of the active citizens who are advocating for the #AfricaWeWant.

This docuseries is co-funded by the European Union and The Climate Reality Project, and filmed and directed by ReWild Africa.

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Everyone has the right to a safe and healthy environment, yet South Africans are experiencing extreme climate and environmental injustices all around the country.
But, with the knowledge and understanding of our democracy, our rights, and how we can take part in the decisions that affect our future, comes the responsibility and empowerment to actively engage elected representatives and advocate for a just, equitable, and sustainable transition to a low-carbon and inclusive society.
In this new series, we meet and explore the stories of the active citizens who are advocating for the #WorldWeWant.

Introducing Siya Myeza from the Environmental Monitoring Group (EMG), an organisation that works with community partners in Cape Town for empowerment by facilitating spaces to question water governance, and introducing tools to challenge the politics of water.

This episode of Not On Our Soil dives into Siya’s story, the injustices in water governance in Cape Town communities, and the power of community-led alternatives building independence and sustainability based on self-knowledge and resilience, and activating continuous change that fosters dignified livelihoods.

Introducing Shanice Firmin and Desmond D’Sa from the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) – an organisation that has been fighting for environmental justice and clean air for 25 years.

This episode of Not On Our Soil dives into their stories, the community’s fight against industry and the notoriously polluted air of the South Durban basin, and how together, we can take action for a democracy that is by the people – and for the people.

Introducing Sibongile Mtungwa, from the Women’s Leadership and Training Programme in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

This episode of Not On Our Soil dives into her story, the connections between the climate crisis, gender justice and nature based solutions, and how women should be empowered to take part in the decisions that affect their future.

Introducing Caleb Kay, Youth@SAIIA Youth Activist, and Lisakhanya Mathiso, Project 90 by 2030 YouLead Warrior – two youth climate justice activists from the Western Cape, South Africa.

This episode of Not On Our Soil dives into their stories, what it feels like to be a youth facing the climate emergency and environmental injustices, and how they have found their voices to have their say and bring about tangible change for the future they want.

Introducing Ratlou Mabula and Kevin Bloom, two journalists dedicated to upholding the truth and reality of the climate crisis in South Africa.

This episode of Not On Our Soil dives into their stories, the consequences of media platforms being bought and paid for by climate criminals, and how in the face of ecological breakdown – the ultimate lens – all journalism is climate journalism.

ONLINE LIBRARY

Explore Our Head-Heart-Body Climate Action Online Library where, in the spirit of co-creation of knowledge, along with our own resources, this online library will also serve as a platform to amplify the important work already being done in the space by including resources from other organizations.

Welcome to our online library dedicated to transforming the way we understand and address climate change. As we approach the pivotal year 2030, the urgency to take meaningful action to combat climate change, reduce global emissions, and keep the 1.5-degree Celsius goal alive has never been more apparent.
Our mission is to contribute to a dynamic, action driven climate justice movement =that emphasizes practical solutions and centers on the well-being of people and our planet. This resource offers a fresh approach to climate change education that not only evokes deep emotions and a compelling drive to act but also encourages introspection and thoughtful processing of ideas.


At the core of this transformative learning experience is our HEAD-HEART-BODY model, with a head section which gives you a climate 101, a heart section which gives you tools to process and reflect on the knowledge learn, and a body section which gives you practical guidelines to take action.


Join us on this journey towards #TheAfricaWeWant. Together, we can build the climate justice movement, and strengthen adaptive capacity on the continent.

CURRICULUM

Support our youth in becoming active citizens for Climate Justice with our Free to download Climate Change Curriculum Modules.