An Un/Just Transition: climate crisis and the future of Cape Town

What is a Just Transition? What does it entail? What does this mean for conditions in my community? More importantly, what is it not?

For the homeless and residents of informal settlements in Cape Town, winter is a dreaded season. Flooding and fires displace communities and make the need for shelter and other humanitarian assistance a priority for the municipality. This is the reality every year and local authorities have resorted to preparing for disaster by allocating resources for relief interventions. Artisanal fishers have shared observations about how the patterns of the ocean are shifting and no longer conform to traditional knowledge of the seas. 

Tshisimani in partnership with UWC’s Chair for Citizenship and Democracy are co-creating a space for the coming together of community activists, students, academics, environmental justice organisations and workers to collectively challenge their understanding of the concept of Unjust Transition.

This participatory workshop aims to provoke our notions of a transition in the context of a deepening climate crisis. 

Featured speakers include: Moniebah Isaacs, Dinga Sikwebu, Patrick Bond, Greg Ruiters, Zelda Holtzman, Ken Salo and Karl Cloete

Date: 21 July 2023
Time: 9:30-15:30
Location: Senate Building, UWC Belleville Campus

Please RSVP to as spaces are limited.