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Lessons from Fukushima nuclear disaster point at similar risks in SA

Press release | February 28, 2012 at 10:21

Johannesburg, February 28, 2012 - Greenpeace today released “Lessons from Fukushima”, a new report which shows that it was not a natural disaster which led to the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant on Japan’s east coast but the...

Greenpeace: EU subsidized fishing fleets plundering West Africa’s water

Press release | February 27, 2012 at 15:56

Noakchott / Mauritania, 27th of February 2012 – A report released by Greenpeace today highlights the industrial-scale overfishing by European vessels in West African waters as a result of failed European Union (EU) fishing rules (1). At the same...

Fukushima Accident Proves that Nuclear is Dangerous: Greenpeace

Press release | February 27, 2012 at 10:39

Johannesburg, 27 February 2012 – Greenpeace today urges the South African government to learn from the lessons of Fukushinma and to stop the use of nuclear in South Africa’s energy mix. Almost a year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster...

Greenpeace Statement on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Budget Speech

Press release | February 22, 2012 at 15:04

Greenpeace applauds proposals outlined by Pravin Gordhan in the budget speech today, aimed at revamping the economy and improving the lives of South Africans.

Greenpeace exposes another foreign trawler in Senegalese waters

Press release | February 20, 2012 at 11:18

Dakar, 20th February, 2012 - Today Greenpeace protested against foreign overfishing in Senegalese waters. Activists from Europe and Africa confronted a Lithuanian-flagged super pelagic trawler, the “Irivinga” and unveiled a banner reading “Stop...

Greenpeace and Senegalese Fishermen Cooperate to Tackle Overfishing

Press release | February 16, 2012 at 11:05

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, has docked today at the port of Dakar, where they were welcomed by more fifty artisanal fishermen with their traditional pirogues.

Greenpeace Statement on the State of the Nation Address

Press release | February 10, 2012 at 8:54

In his annual State of the Nation address this evening, President Zuma showed a total disregard for sustainable energy, asking citizens to save power until the two coal-fired power stations – Medupi and Kusile – come onboard in two years time.

Response to the Global Sustainability Panel's report, "Resilient People, Resilient...

Press release | January 31, 2012 at 12:48

It's time to end the perversity of taxpayers paying for fossil fuels which destroy our future and to admit that 'tinkering at the edges will not do the job' of achieving a sustainable future for all (1).

Our Statement on the clashes in Senegal

Press release | January 30, 2012 at 9:39

According to reliable sources, several violent outbreaks occurred last night in Senegal’s capital Dakar and other towns across the country. This follows the announcement by the Constitutional Court that incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade (90...

Over 6,000 Senegalese fishermen challenge politicians to put communities first

Press release | January 19, 2012 at 14:42

Today, the “My voice, my future” caravan organized by Greenpeace and small-scale fishing communities ended with a call on Senegalese politicians to take into account their concerns over the depletion of fish stocks and the massive impact of...

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