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28 Nov 2019 | 02:02 PM UTC

South Africa: Climate activists to protest nationwide November 29

Nationwide climate protests scheduled on November 29; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

Climate activists have called for pro-environmental protests across South Africa on Friday, November 29, to denounce the commercial "Black Friday" retail event. In Cape Town, participants plan to gather at 12:00 (local time) in front of Parliament. In Durban, a demonstration is set from 12:00 to 14:30 in front of the townhall. In Johannesburg, protesters plan to gather as of 10:00 in front of the Stock Exchange. Additional protests are expected across South Africa. Thousands of participants are expected to attend the protests, which are likely to prompt significant business and transportation disruptions.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be anticipated around the demonstrations. .

Context

The protests are part of worldwide disruptive protests ongoing since 2018 to demand increased action to address climate change issues, and come ahead the COP25 climate conference to take place in Madrid between December 2-December 13.

Advice

Individuals in South Africa are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.