In this article, Dr. Yvette Abrahams calls on rural South African women to lead the country into a 100% renewable energy future as a means to mitigate climate change impacts, redirect funds filtering out of the state due to fossil fuel imports, and elevate women’s participation in the local economy. For example, she highlights how women in the Northern Cape’s !Kheis Local Municipality are engaging with their community and receiving a steady wage via training to maintain residential solar systems. Photo credit: AFP