Defend Truth

Nick Ford, Gabriel Klassen, Mani Alexander and Amy Chambers

Nick Ford is a 17-year-old climate activist from Cape Town. He is a student at Rondebosch Boys' High School and has been involved in activism since he joined ACA in 2019. Gabriel Klaasen is a 21-year-old environmental and social justice activist from Gatesville. He has pushed for the involvement of people – mainly youth - from low-income urban areas and rural areas to be involved in the discussions regarding their future when it comes to climate justice, to ensure that equitable decisions are made. He is a youth ambassador for Project 90 by 2030 and the African Climate Alliance. Mani Alexander is a 17-year-old environmental and social justice activist from Westerford High School in Cape Town. He has been in activism since the first climate strikes in March 2019 and recently spent time in New York City, working with the Youth Climate Coalition. Amy Chambers is a 15-year-old climate activist from Cape Town, South Africa. She’s an active member of the African Climate Alliance. She’s been interviewed on Cape Pulpit about climate justice, was invited to spend a day on one of Greenpeace’s ships, and Amy was recently a panellist for XR’s online mini-series, Youth in Action, during African Liberation Month.