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Eskom Protest Activists Charged for Trespass Only

Feature story | October 24, 2012 at 12:05

Fourteen activists from three campaigning organisations -- groundWork, Earthlife Africa, and Greenpeace -- have been fined for “admission of guilt” on the offence of “trespass” at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court following their peaceful protest...

Activists remain in detention after peaceful Eskom protest

Feature story | October 23, 2012 at 19:37

Today, Greenpeace Africa, groundWork and Earthlife Africa took action against Eskom's reckless coal expansion at the utility's headquarters in Johannesburg. 14 activists were placed in police custody after the peaceful protest and taken to...

Eskom has failed South Africans: it's time for new management

Feature story | October 23, 2012 at 10:00

Today, we joined forces with two other environmental organisation - Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and groundWork, to put South Africa’s energy utility, Eskom, under new management.

Eskom Set to Accelerate Water Crisis

Feature story | October 16, 2012 at 20:19

Coal-fired electricity is a major threat to South Africa’s already stressed water resources – and Eskom’s new mega coal plants are set to make matters even worse, further compromising water access for the poor. Currently almost a million South...

Rainbow Warrior in Key Tuna Hub, Mauritius

Feature story | October 12, 2012 at 12:05

Greenpeace will hold talks with the Mauritian government and key stakeholders about sustainable tuna fisheries this weekend following the arrival of the Rainbow Warrior in Port Louis today.

South Korea again bars Greenpeace staff from country to silence nuclear critics

Feature story | October 8, 2012 at 13:13

Greenpeace International nuclear campaigners have again been denied entry to South Korea, making it crystal clear the government in Seoul is trying to silence nuclear critics.

Two-week Surveillance with Mozambique Govt Comes to an End

Feature story | September 24, 2012 at 8:48

Today our cooperation with Mozambique’s Ministry of Fisheries comes to an end after two weeks. We have been patrolling a large portion of Mozambique’s waters and facilitating inspections of foreign fishing vessels that are targeting mainly tuna...

Japan Announces Nuclear Phase-Out by 2030

Feature story | September 15, 2012 at 8:08

Japan’s announcement that it is committing to phase out nuclear energy by 2030 and increase renewable energy by 30% is very welcome news – and another wake-up call for the South African government.

Industrial palm oil expansion in Africa: not to be at the cost of forests and people

Feature story | August 24, 2012 at 7:26

Industrial scale palm oil plantation is rapidly expanding in Africa. After a first expansion of palm oil in West Africa, major palm oil companies are now investing in Central Africa, in Cameroon in particular, a country considered as a model by...

Senegal's Catch of a Lifetime

Feature story | August 23, 2012 at 10:46

A heart-warming David and Goliath-type story from our oceans campaign in West Africa (with a happy ending).

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