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and mobilise for a just energy and mining future in South Africa


We are calling on South Africans to host or join events across all nine provinces as we call on the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to stop blocking a socially, economically and environmentally just energy and mining future.

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The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) is blocking the flow of energy into our democracy. They are ignoring the voices of those most impacted by energy planning decisions, leaving many without access to basic electricity and approving polluting projects while our just transition to renewable energy languishes on Mantashe’s desk. Climate justice and our shared energy future demand action.



Week of 22nd September 2021

In line with Global Climate Strikes, actions will happen in the same week with most events on 22nd September.
22nd September

8:30am – Speakers Corner, Durban

10am – Burgers Park, Pretoria

11am – DMRE offices, Polokwane

11am – Saveways Crescent Centre, Emalahleni

11am – DMRE offices, Klerksdorp

11am – Fateng Tse Ntsho, Free State

11am – Lutateni Location, Eastern Cape

11am – DMRE office, Gqeberha

23rd September

11am – DMRE offices, Welkom

24th September

11am – Parliament, Cape Town

25 September

8am – Mtunzini Beach, KZN

27th September

11am – Springbok, Northern Cape

11am – Saldanah Harbour, Western Cape

11am – Small Holdings drilling site, Beaufort West

RSVP to an event on the map below. If there isn’t one, start your own.


  1. Look for an event near you on the map below and RSVP to it.
  2. If there’s no event in your area, you can start your own.
  3. Get all your friends and family to join you! Share on WhatsApp | Facebook | Twitter
  4. If your organisation wants to publicly support the mobilisation, sign up here.
  5. Don’t see an event in your area and not sure if you’re ready to host one? Let us know, we’d love to help.


Mobilisations, demonstrations and protests will be hosted by organisations across the country. You can find an event near you here:


We are facing interconnected social, economic and ecological crises, which require us to transform our archaic and harmful energy and mining sector to ensure a more socially, economically and ecologically just future. We need transformative action now, which we are demanding. We summarise our demands with the following bullet points:

  1. The leadership and structure of the DMRE must be transformed to fulfil a mandate for an inclusive socially, economically, and ecologically just energy and mining future. Mantashe must step aside to allow new progressive leadership. 
  2. A rapid and just transition to a more socially owned, renewable energy powered economy, providing clean, safe, and affordable energy for all, with no worker and community left behind in the transition
  3. No to new polluting, corrupt and expensive coal, oil, and gas projects, officials within the department to be investigated arround irregular deals. Reject the corrupt, costly and unnecessary powership program. We demand One Million Climate Jobs instead. 
  4. Communities must have the right to say no to mining projects, that includes free, prior informed consent, the upholding of social labour plans, and the right to sustainable alternative modes of development. 
  5. Minister Mantashe and the DMRE must stop blocking and inhibiting Eskom’s transition to renewables. We need a Green New Eskom driving a just transition to a more socially owned, renewable energy future.

Click here for the list of full demands.


This mobilisation is a collaborative effort by:
African Climate Alliance (ACA), Alternative Information Development Centre (AIDC), Climate Justice Coalition (CJC), Collective Movement, Extinction Rebellion (XR), General Industrial Workers Union of South Africa (GIWUSA), Green Connection, Greenpeace Africa, Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA), Newcastle Environmental Justice Alliance (NEJA), Project90 by 2030, the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), the South African Green Revolutionary Council, United Front, Women Affected by Mining United in Action (WAMUA) and

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