WATCH | 'Our second body is planet earth, our home': Joburg joins climate strike

About 1,500 people marched to the Gauteng Legislature on September 20 2019. The march took place in conjunction with a global climate change strike.

20.9.2019

'If things don't get done fast and very fast, our planet, and South Africa in particular, is going to continue to face severe extreme weather, floods, droughts.'

About 1,500 people marched to the Gauteng Legislature on September 20 2019. The march took place in conjunction with a global climate change strike.

The march, a melting pot of diversity, was littered with signs protesting against climate change and lack of government intervention on the issue.

"If things don't get done fast and very fast, our planet and South Africa in particular, with a number of other nations, are going to continue to face severe extreme weather, floods, droughts," Desai said.

South Africa is one of many nations globally that is suffering from the effects of climate change. However global leaders such as US president Donald Trump have downplayed the significance of the issue.

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