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Sibo completed a B-tech in Environmental Management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. In 2012 she began her journey as an environmentalist when she had an opportunity to do six months experiential learning at the City of Cape Town Sustainable Livelihoods Department. At the department, she would go out to schools and low income communities to educate them about the environment and their rights to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected for the benefit of present and future generations. The department would also train communities on how to use wonder bags (hot boxes) and do awareness about saving energy, water and biodiversity.

Sibo has volunteered and worked as Field Guide and Environmental Educator at Intaka Island Environmental Education Centre in Century City. She learnt more about biodiversity as she was doing environmental education with school groups from Grade R up to University students coming from all over the world. She also conducted environmental inspections around the nature reserve according to environmental policies and regulations.

Sibo is very passionate about fighting for human and environmental rights thus she strives to be among those that are actively fighting to protect these rights.

Sibo joined the CER as the Activist Support and Training Project Administrator in 2019.

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Climate change will have “profound adverse mental health implications” for those living  in South Africa

Climate change will have “profound adverse mental health implications” for those living in South Africa

7 September 2021

A new report by community psychology expert, Dr Garret Barnwell, shows that climate change harms are already negatively impacting our mental well-being and these effects will only accelerate in the future, placing today’s youth and future generations in harm’s way. The findings of the report, commissioned by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) for the African Climate Alliance,… continued

Zero tolerance for sexual harassment and gender-based violence

Zero tolerance for sexual harassment and gender-based violence

31 August 2021

As Women’s Month draws to a close, CER reflects on the role that gender-based violence (GBV) plays in preventing gender justice in South Africa and globally, the burden it places on women who are already disproportionately affected by environmental and climate injustice, and the threat it poses to women activists seeking leadership roles. We renew… continued

Environmental justice groups urge NERSA to deny Karpowership licences

Environmental justice groups urge NERSA to deny Karpowership licences

19 August 2021

Objections submitted to National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), on behalf of groundWork, urge the energy regulator to deny Karpowership’s applications for electricity generation licenses in recognition of the projects’ high costs, climate change impacts and lack of demonstrated ability to comply with environmental laws and deliver… continued

New report exposes myth of clean coal

New report exposes myth of clean coal

18 August 2021

A new report by air pollution expert, Dr Ranajit Sahu, confirms that South Africa’s proposed 1500 MW of new coal-powered electricity generation will cause significant air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, even if the cleanest technology currently available is used. In 2019 the South African government proposed adding 1500 MW of new coal generation in the country, as part… continued

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