Open Letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa: Demand for Emergency Parliamentary Sitting on UN 1.5C Report

Demand for an emergency sitting of Parliament to deliberate on the recently issued UN report on 1.5℃ increase in planetary temperature and its implications for South African climate change policy

The Cooperative and Policy Alternative Centre, through and with alliance partners in the South African Food Sovereignty Campaign (, has been linking the climate crisis and right to food since 2014. We have made efforts to educate the public about the connection between hunger, the drought and price increases in a corporate controlled food system. Our hunger tribunal together with the Human Rights Commission in 2015, food sovereignty festival and activist schools were all about this. Similarly, in 2016 we attempted … Read more