Sheroe at the frontline of Climate Change in South Africa

At the heart of climate change and community driven solutions are women. Sheroes making a difference, valuable contributions and empowering women in finding solutions for themselves.

Ma Emily Tjale has been a force to be reckoned with. She herself has been exposed to devastating effects of coal mining and as such is outspoken and driven in ensuring she leaves behind a habitable planet for her grandchildren. She serves many communities, has donated her own land for community led farming initiatives. She encourages youth to get involved in community solutions serving as a Gender and Female worker for Land Access Movement of South Africa (LAMOSA), a community based organisation championing for land and agrarian rights through sustainable development. Below are a series of images showcasing her work involving youth initiatives in the village of Ntwane in Mpumalanga.

Photo credit: Leeroy Jason
Photo credit: Leeroy Jason
Photo credit: Leeroy Jason
Photo credit: Leeroy Jason

In order to meet the targets in the Paris Agreement and save the planet from climate devastation, immediately halt new coal, oil and gas development and finance a just transition towards a 100% renewable energy future for all.

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