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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,...

The biggest sun plant in the solar orchard

Blog entry by Sphume Msomi | June 23, 2016

Last week the Solar Lovers participated in a Solar Expo in Wonderboom Junction North of the City of Pretoria from the 6 to the 19th of June 2016. Wonderboom Junction north of the city center is currently having the largest rooftop...

Take the better eating challenge

Blog entry by Sue Dibb and Davin Hutchins | June 17, 2016

It's back! Today is  #WorldMeatFreeDay,  a great time to  think about how the everyday choices we make about the food we eat can  impact our health and the health of the planet.  From  deforestation  to  water pollution  and climate...

Sight on the target - Tackling destructive fishing

Blog entry by Delwyn Pillay | June 17, 2016

Now that I’m back from my mission on our biggest, fastest Greenpeace ship the Esperanza as part of the #justnottuna expedition. I get a chance to reflect on my experience been on board the majestic Esperanza and been part of the...

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