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Greenpeace condemns appointment of Matshela Koko as Acting Eskom CEO

Press release | December 1, 2016 at 16:15

01 December 2016, Johannesburg: Reacting to the news that Matshela Koko has been appointed by Minister Lynne Brown as Eskom’s Acting CEO with effect from today, Melita Steele, Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager for Greenpeace Africa has said:

Black Anniversary to SGSOC!

Blog entry by Chief Ejeba Ewane Joseph & Chief Ekue John Epimba | November 25, 2016

Sithe Global Sustainable Oils Cameroon (SGSOC), your provisional grant began on the 25th of November 2013 and today November 25 marks the end of your provisional grant. Thus, we the chiefs of Ikoti and Babensi II would like to present...

Civil society rejects IRP base case scenario unreservedly

Press release | November 24, 2016 at 16:26

New trade protections for sharks - but are they enough?

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | November 18, 2016

All rights reserved . Credit: BBC, Carlos Aguilera Hoo-RAY! A Mobular ray leaps from the ocean after hearing about the new CITES protection for sharks. Like it or not, around the world many species of...

Greenpeace Africa welcomes Kenya’s stance on Lamu Coal Power Plant

Press release | November 18, 2016 at 10:00

Johannesburg,16 November 2016: Reacting to the Kenyan Energy Regulatory Authority’s stern stance on withholding the License of Lamu Coal Power plant, Greenpeace Africa’s Executive Director, Njeri Kabeberi has said:

The gaps and omissions in the CCT audit report by Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry...

Press release | November 18, 2016 at 9:37

The Cameroon Ministry of Forestry recently published the results of an audit it commissioned of the Cameroonian company Compagnie de Commerce et de Transport (CCT). This audit concluded that the allegations made by Greenpeace Africa concerning...

Greenpeace welcomes Brian Molefe’s resignation as CEO of Eskom

Press release | November 15, 2016 at 10:30

11 November 2016, Johannesburg: Responding to the news that Brian Molefe - who was heavily implicated in the ‘State of Capture’ report – has resigned from Eskom, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager Melita Steele has said:

What to expect during COP22 - our expectations for the results

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | November 7, 2016

With the Paris Agreement coming into force the week before this big  UN climate meeting , the timing couldn’t be better for swiftly moving forward. Paris accelerates the transition to the zero carbon economy that is already...

The inevitable transformation - why swift action is needed to stay below 1.5

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | November 7, 2016

Last year, 197 countries adopted the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. Today (November 4th) it comes into force, in one of the fastest ratifications of any international agreement. In 2015 at COP21 in Paris,...

‘State Capture’ and irrational choices at the heart of South Africa’s energy woes

Press release | November 4, 2016 at 14:40

Johannesburg, 04 November 2016: Reacting to this week’s damning “State of Capture’’ report and the release of ground-breaking research “A Rational IRP that is ambitious on Renewable Energy”, by researchers from the CSIR at the WINDABA conference...

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