- A young climate change activist is making her voice heard on a global platform
- The teenager will be representing the country at the WEF in Switzerland
- The Grade 11 pupil believes more people of colour should be activists
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South African teen climate activist Ayakha Melithafa will be representing the country alongside Greta Thunberg. She is taking the issue of drought to the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. The 17-year-old believes that more people of colour should be fighting against climate change.
Her mother is a farmer in the Eastern Cape and the drought heavily impacted their livelihood.
Ayakha has joined Greta Thunberg along with 14 other teenage climate activists. The teens went to the UN to sign a legal complaint last year.
The teen has pointed out that it is the disadvantaged who are severely affected by climate change.
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Ayakha and her mother are getting ready for this year's World Economic Forum in Switzerland where she will once again represent the country.
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