Megan Murison, EWT Communications Officer, meganm@ewt.org.za  

The EWT had the privilege of chatting to the Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, for our Women’s Month campaign, highlighting strong female role models and the critical roles women play in building a resilient and equitable society. Honourable Minister Creecy spoke to EWT CEO Yolan Friedmann and Field Officer for the Wildlife and Energy Programme Ndzalama Chauke.

Minister Creecy was appointed to President Ramoposa’s cabinet approximately a year ago and has been working in the governmental space since 1994. Minister Creecy spoke to the impact of environmental degradation and how it is the most vulnerable communities who are most harshly impacted. Since becoming a mother, she is more conscious of and concerned by the threats facing the future of our planet.

Please see the full interview to hear the fascinating perspectives shared by one of our leading ladies.

It is necessary to highlight the profiles of women in positions of power as role models for the youth, particularly young women.