Community Alerts/ Rhona Reit/ VEJA-Vaal/ 19 December 2016
Veja and Wonim had a fun walk a joint venture with Mpumalang, Lephalale, KZN, East Rand, Vaal, Sasolburg.From Sasolburg to Zamdela on the 13th December 2016.Women had enough of Environmental Injustice in South Africa, and the fun walk was to raise awareness on climate change and Energy.
-Women were saying we can’t grow anything lately we survive with farming in rural areas.
-Our water is contaminated and we can’t afford bottled water.
-The air pollution is killing our families and live stocks.
-We walk km to fetch wood and water as we can’t afford electricity, and our rivers are contaminated
– We want Climate Justice now we want to be recognized as affected women we want to see change.
We want to these mining companies, Industries out of country we live with tears and fear
We can’t get jobs in our own home town
Economy Growth for who?
We want change enough is enough we want women to be vocal and brave to say NO!
The constitution of the Republic of South Africa says: Section 24.
Everyone has right-
(a) To an environment that is not harmful to their health or well being; and
(b) To have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that-
(i) Prevent pollution and ecological degradation;
(ii) Promote conservation; and
(iii) Secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources.walk to