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  • Can the world come to its senses on nuclear weapons?

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - August 29, 2017 at 12:17

    Marshal Islands -North Pacific Ocean

    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 first glance, it appeare...

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  • Let the installation begin!

    Blogpost by Lerato Tsotetsi - August 25, 2017 at 11:36

    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 solar streetlights by... Read more >

  • Our land should unite, not antagonize us!

    Blogpost by Alain Binibangili - August 9, 2017 at 16:22

    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 indigenous (Pygmy) communiti...

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  • Celebrating Women’s Day with Jenn Coles

    Blogpost by Lerato Ngakane - August 9, 2017 at 9:10

    "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."

    Photo of Jean - founder of the Philipe Foundation

    Getting to know Jennifer Coles on Greenpeace's very ambitious Project Su... Read more >

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

    Blogpost by Mbong Akiy Fokwa Tsafack - July 12, 2017 at 9:41

    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.

    Philile Development Centre children

    It was dusk when we descended on the streets of Diepsloot but the dark was near an... Read more >

  • Project Sunshine: Powering off-grid communities with Renewable Energy

    Blogpost by Nhlanhla Sibisi - June 23, 2017 at 16:32

    Barely twenty kilometres from the Lanseria airport in Johannesburg, timidly lies Diepsloot  - an informal settlement in the north of the economic capital city.

    diepsloot sunset

    Diepsloot is fraught with abject poverty, lack of electricity and water. Like many info...

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  • Here’s your chance to make a real change

    Blogpost by Lerato Tsotetsi - June 16, 2017 at 21:10

    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, many households in... Read more >

  • We bring culture and nature together to celebrate World environment day

    Blogpost by Ngumfor Abinwi Ngwa - June 6, 2017 at 20:45

    Environmental protection is no doubt among the top issues facing the world today. World Environment Day commemorated on June 5, reminds us to sensitise and encourage people to be more conscious of their actions on the environment. This year’s theme wa... Read more >

  • We speak for the trees

    Blogpost by Ethan Gilbert - June 6, 2017 at 12:39

    When Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s largest logging company, threw two multi-million dollar lawsuits at Greenpeace and Stand.Earth for speaking out for the protection of the Canadian boreal forest, people around the world did not sit idly by.

    In ... Read more >

  • For many watching the environmental space in South Africa, this was late night news that came with very little surprise. It had been a long day, filled with bitter anticipation of the disaster that was to come. And so it did. The US, one of the larges... Read more >

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