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It’s election time! Since 1994, what progress?

Blog entry by Stanley Mbatha | August 1, 2016

Eish! Its Local Election time again… What do they mean to me? I have voted in every single election since 1994, it’s all about bread and butter issues unlike national elections. I remember voting for the first time, having been born...

Climate change and renewable energy: Where does your favorite party stand?

Feature story | August 1, 2016 at 8:56

In light of the catastrophic threats posed by climate change, Greenpeace has analysed the top three political party’s manifesto’s to understand their stance on clean energy, and climate change. The impacts of climate change have already been felt...

3 of SA’s top Five Retailers commit to Lobby for an Enabling Framework for Renewable...

Press release | July 28, 2016 at 15:21

Johannesburg, 27 July 2016 - Massmart, Pick n Pay and Woolworths have indicated their commitment to lobby for an enabling framework that will allow for renewable energy expansion in South Africa at a round table discussion organised by Greenpeace...

Eskom's anti renewable energy campaign puts profits before the people of South Africa

Press release | July 22, 2016 at 11:16

22 July 2016, Johannesburg - Reacting to the media reports regarding the letter written by Eskom’s board chair Ben Ngubane stating that Eskom will not sign any power purchase agreements with private producers after the current round is finalized...

Mandela, an instrument of hope

Blog entry by Spume Msomi | July 21, 2016

Yes, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was an incredible man. He lived his life with his fist constantly held up high ready for battle, fighting for the sustainability of all mankind, the Black, Colored, Indian living in South Africa. He...

How the DRC government has secretly breached its own logging moratorium

Press release | July 12, 2016 at 11:43

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 12th July 2016 – A Greenpeace Africa investigation has revealed that the DRC government violated its own 2002 moratorium on new logging titles, granting three concessions of a total of 650.000 hectares in...

UK sanctions Cameroon timber traders for EU violations

Press release | June 30, 2016 at 8:58

Will you marry the sun? Greenpeace activists deliver gigantic ‘solar’ ring to Pick n...

Press release | June 28, 2016 at 8:00

Cape Town, 28 June 2016: Today Greenpeace activists made a formal marriage proposal to Pick n Pay, calling on the retailer to commit to a 100% renewable energy future, and ditch its dirty love affair with fossil fuels. In a peaceful protest...

Loud alarm bells for growth in environmental crime, who is listening?

Blog entry by Hilde Stroot | June 24, 2016

On the 4 th of June, on the eve of World Environment Day, UNEP and Interpol raised the alarm bells loudly: environmental crime is growing at an alarming pace, and has now become the world's fourth-largest crime after drug smuggling,...

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