South Africa relies on coal for 97% of its energy. In other words, the level of particulate pollution is dangerously high, leading to increased mortality rates.
South Africa’s dependence on coal energy means citizens experience severe particulate pollution in the atmosphere, which is even more hazardous than your typical smog. Despite this, the South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently repealed a number of regulations that were established under the Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act. Repealing these regulations would place some of the most vulnerable communities in South Africa at risk. Please sign below to demand that the minister reinstate these regulations or replace them with stronger ones before it is too late.