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The True Cost of Coal

Feature story | October 26, 2011 at 11:20

Catastrophic climate change and uncontrollable debt are burdens South Africans will have to bear for their government’s addiction to coal. On top of the escalating construction costs for Kusile, the monstrous coal-fired power plant, the country...

More Jobs and Progress for South Africa

Feature story | October 14, 2011 at 8:50

Greenpeace Africa’s new green jobs briefing ‘More jobs and progress for South Africa: The Advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario and its impact’ shows how South Africa’s economy and citizens will benefit immensely if the government invests...

Barbie Dumps Deforestation!

Feature story | October 5, 2011 at 11:01

Toy giant Mattel, the company behind Barbie, announced today that it will stop buying paper and packaging linked to rainforest destruction -- this follows a global we have running over the course of the year.

'Mama Trees' Passes Away

Feature story | September 26, 2011 at 10:00

Greenpeace Africa is deeply saddened by news of Professor Wangari Muta Maathai's passing away. It is a sadness we are sharing with people right across the African continent.

We Up the Pressure to Stop Nuclear

Feature story | September 21, 2011 at 8:57

Today we ramped up the pressure on the South African government, urging them to reassess its flirtation with nuclear energy.

Firing Up New Industries With Renewable Energy

Feature story | September 19, 2011 at 11:04

Since the 1990s, wind and solar power installations around the world have grown faster than any other power plant technology.

Renewables and Job Creation

Feature story | September 19, 2011 at 11:00

Investing in South Africa’s incredible renewable energy sources, like the sun and wind, won’t only give South Africa huge energy rewards, but will also create 150,000 new jobs by 2030!

The Verdict on Cairn's Oil Spill Plan

Feature story | September 6, 2011 at 9:09

Finally Cairn's Oil Spill Response Plan was published recently. We've gone through the document thoroughly and have made some startling findings.

Detox Campaign Hat Trick!

Feature story | August 31, 2011 at 13:02

Adidas is going toxic-free, the company has just announced!

Don’t Re-open Radioactive Schools!

Feature story | August 29, 2011 at 8:12

Today we are calling on Japan’s incoming Prime Minister to delay the September 1st opening of schools in Fukushima City, after our radiation monitoring team found dose rates exceeding international safety standards.

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