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Can the world come to its senses on nuclear weapons?

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | August 29, 2017

Looking back, one of the key moments that was to define both my professional and personal path was the moment I stepped onto the small atoll of Rongelap, in the Pacific Ocean. It was 17 May, 1985 and I was 24 years old. At...

Let the installation begin!

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | August 25, 2017

It’s been almost two months since we surpassed our crowdfunding target for the solar streetlights that will be installed at the Diepsloot Philile Creche. A lot has been happening in those two months, including the delivery of the...

Our land should unite, not antagonize us!

Blog entry by Alain Binibangili | August 9, 2017

On August 5, 2017, four days before the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, I was deeply troubled by news of deadly confrontations between  Bantu [1] and...

Celebrating Women’s Day with Jenn Coles

Blog entry by Lerato Ngakane | August 9, 2017

"One small act of kindness has a ripple effect as it reverberates in individual’s lives, in communities and ultimately in transforming the very fabric of our beloved country." Getting to know Jennifer Coles on Greenpeace's...

7 reasons why we should create hope in Diepsloot’s despair

Blog entry by Mbong Akiy Fokwa Tsafack | July 12, 2017

There were over two thousand violent crimes in Diepsloot, a disadvantaged community in the North of Johannesburg in 2016, the detailed crime statistics is available. It was dusk when we descended on the streets of Diepsloot...

Project Sunshine: Powering off-grid communities with Renewable Energy

Blog entry by Nhlanhla Sibisi | June 23, 2017

Barely twenty kilometres from the Lanseria airport in Johannesburg, timidly lies Diepsloot  - an informal settlement in the north of the economic capital city. Diepsloot is fraught with abject poverty, lack of...

Here’s your chance to make a real change

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | June 16, 2017

There’s a vibrant community of over 130 000 in the Northern part of Johannesburg South Africa named Diepsloot. It was originally established as a transit camp and grew as people moved in without proper infrastructure. Unfortunately,...

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