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The day of the Multi-Faith Rally for Climate Justice is nearing!
As you are surely well aware, the rally will be taking place at Kings Park Stadium on Sunday 27 November. Gates will open at 10am. Community based entertainment begins at 11h00. Official entertainment starts at 12h30 and ceremonial procedures begin at 14h00. Tickets are free. The purpose of the rally is to ask delegates negotiating at the upcoming climate change conference (COP17) taking place in Durban from 27 November to 9 December, to do so with courage and fairness.
The biggest climate change roadshow on earth and the biggest conference of its kind ever held on the African continent comes to Durban, South Africa, this weekend when the Indian Ocean city hosts delegates from 193 countries, plus a huge civil society contingent and others, for COP17-CMP7.
To drive action over talk, Nobel Peace laureate and South Africa’s favorite cleric, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is inviting Africans and the world — including delegates, activists and the general public — to join faith leaders, political leaders and music stars at an “extraordinary” mass rally and afternoon concert.
The Archbishop will host the “We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice” rally and concert at which he will call on world leaders attending the COP17 climate change talks to reach a fair and legally binding agreement to curb climate change.
Top South African and African musicians including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Arno Carstens, rap star HHP and Kenyan Gospel rapper Juliani have confirmed they will perform at the pre-COP17 rally.
Faith leaders including Pope Benedict XVI, Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams have been invited. Those who cannot attend have been asked to send video clips of support.
Environmental campaigners and motivational speakers Lewis “the human polar bear” Pugh and conservationist and extreme adventurer Braam Malherbe are two of many earth activists who will address the crowd.
The “EWT MyPlanet Rhino Fund”, launched during May 2011, is the culmination of combined efforts between the MyPlanet fundraising programme, the Endangered Wildlife Trust and supported by Braam Malherbe (the well-known conservationist and 50|50 presenter) in an effort to provide South Africans with a channel through which to easily and constructively support rhino conservation and anti-poaching without costing them a cent. The fund is administered by the EWT and will be used to address the most pressing needs across the country.
The EWT will also provide supporters with feedback on how the funds have been used and allocated, from paying for metal detectors to find bullets inside wounded animals to supporting the conservation work in the field where poachers are running rife. Yolan Friedmann, CEO of Endangered Wildlife Trust says, “The Endangered Wildlife Trust is delighted to be working with Braam Malherbe and MyPlanet to provide a platform for concerned South Africans to support the conservation of rhino and the improved protection of our threatened wildlife heritage.” Read the full article here
It is impossible to be in the presence of Braam Malherbe and to not be challenged by this man who makes a living out of defying the odds.
Braam will be back on air from the 11th April 2011, 19:30 to 20:30 on SABC 2