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Decolonizing the South African Climate Movement

Ilham Rawoot

The notion that climate change is a class issue is not a new discussion. Yet the disconnect between the movements for socio-economic justice and climate justice seems to persist with no success in sight. The climate crisis and economic inequality stem from the system of capitalism and neo-colonialism, and if we don’t fight them as one collective struggle the South African climate movement’s fight against climate change will never be won.