On Monday 18 April 2011, activists from Earthlife Africa Cape Town (ELA CT) showed their concern and support for the people of Japan in the wake of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.
They also raised awareness of the need for the South African government to move away from nuclear power towards alternative power sources that are more financially, socially and environmentally viable.
The action in Pier Place, Cape Town drew people from Khayelitsha and Atlantis to Constantia, Thyspunt and Bantamsklip – all communities affected by or potentially affected by nukes. See photos below.
A statement of solidarity and concern was handed over to the Japanese Consul. (See: ELA CT’s statement of solidarity and concern, Consul of Japan)
In the run-up to the anniversary of the accident at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl in 1986, ELA CT also held a public talk on South Africa’s future energy plans and organised a screening and discussion of the documentary ‘The Nuclear Comeback’.
Thanks to Gray, Mary, David, Sean, Neil, Sibu, Mpumi, Muna, Janda, Cassi, Helen, Andreas, Thabang and Tarien – and everyone else who helped to make the events a success.