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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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Rights and Remedies Class of 2021: “We are ready to take action!”

Rights and Remedies Class of 2021: “We are ready to take action!”

23 November 2021

Last week 15 environmental activists graduated from CER’s annual Environmental Rights and Remedies for Activists training course. Here they reflect on the specific challenges facing women activists in South Africa and the need for human rights defenders to be empowered to act against environmental law violations. Lihle Mbokazi, an environmental activist and human rights defender… continued

No time left: Sasol faces the heat for inadequate climate change commitments at its AGM

No time left: Sasol faces the heat for inadequate climate change commitments at its AGM

19 November 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 NOVEMBER 2021 Environmental groups and shareholder activists once again joined Sasol’s AGM to challenge the fossil fuel giant for its lacklustre climate commitments and inadequate detail in its climate change strategy. Activists protest outside Sasol head offices in Sandton, Johannesburg   Pic: LifeAfterCoal JOHANNESBURG: Civil society organisations and shareholder activists confronted Sasol… continued

Youth-led #CancelCoal climate case launched against government’s plans for new coal-fired power 

Youth-led #CancelCoal climate case launched against government’s plans for new coal-fired power 

17 November 2021

Three civil society organisations this week launched landmark constitutional litigation in the North Gauteng High Court against the South African government, demanding that it abandon plans to build 1 500 MW of new coal-fired power on grounds that new coal-fired power poses significant unjustifiable threats to constitutional rights. The burning of coal is the biggest contributor… continued

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