In the past couple of years, SA has lived through some of its worst load-shedding. The estimated economic cost has been in the hundreds of billions of rands, and we will have to face more years of it, due to government inaction to resolve the crisis.
Different voices under the Climate Justice Coalition expressed frustration, saying that they have had it with an energy department that is not addressing their community and climate crisis concerns, and are calling for the minister to step down.
Youth leaders, civil society groups, trade unions and grassroots movements under the Climate Justice Coalition have expressed dissatisfaction with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and will, as a result, hold planned nationwide marches, it said on September 15.
A peaceful protest was held to strongly oppose to the signing of controversial Karpowership project. The placard-waving demonstrators gathered at various beaches across Durban, including Cuttings Beach, in Merebank, last Thursday.