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UCT to look into divesting itself of Fossil fuels

UCT to look into divesting itself of Fossil fuels

2 December 2021 2:43 PM

Guest: David le Paige describes the Fossil Free UCT campaign at the University of Cape Town that is supported by many students, staff and alumni. The campaign brings to attention the urgency to act against climate change, by urging the university to withdraw its investments in fossil fuels, and reinvest in clean, renewable energy. Fossil Free UCT is a campaign of Fossil Free South Africa, and inspired by the international divestment campaign started by global organisation

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Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis shares Cape Town's water re-use vision

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