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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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Environmental justice groups launch legal review of Phinda gas to power plant

Environmental justice groups launch legal review of Phinda gas to power plant

23 May 2022

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 May 2022 The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) and groundWork, Friends of the Earth South Africa (gW), represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), have approached the Pretoria High Court to review and set aside an environmental authorisation granted for Phinda Power’s proposed 320MW gas-to-power plant, proposed for the Richard’s… continued

Activists push dirty steel giant ArcelorMittal SA to stop pollution and accelerate transition to green steel

Activists push dirty steel giant ArcelorMittal SA to stop pollution and accelerate transition to green steel

19 May 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 MAY 2022    ­Today Environmental activist groups the Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance (VEJA) and groundWork (gW), supported by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), will attend steelmaker ArcelorMittal SA’s annual shareholders’ meeting to demand detailed plans to decarbonise its operations. The groups will take AMSA to task over ongoing environmental non-compliance and… continued

Environmental justice groups challenge gas plant approval, urge government to heed climate risks of gas

Environmental justice groups challenge gas plant approval, urge government to heed climate risks of gas

11 May 2022

IMMEDIATE RELEASE In light of the serious climate change impacts that the project will have and the absence of any assessment of these impacts, environmental justice groups groundWork (gW) and the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) – represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) – are challenging the amendment of an environmental authorisation… continued

Another climate court victory for coal polluted Highveld Area

Another climate court victory for coal polluted Highveld Area

9 May 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On 3 May 2022, the Pretoria High Court confirmed that the environmental authorisation for the planned 600MW KiPower coal-fired power station had expired. KiPower would have been built outside Emalahleni in Mpumalanga, already plagued by toxic air pollution from twelve of Eskom’s coal-fired power stations, Sasol’s coal-to-liquids plant in Secunda and the… continued

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