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Fukushima 5 years on: South Africa prioritizes nuclear over economy and education

Press release | March 11, 2016 at 14:24

On the 11th of March 2016 it will be five years since the devastating nuclear meltdown occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. In 2011, a massive 9.0 earthquake unleashed a tsunami that devastated the seaboard and...

Civil society rejects IRP base case scenario unreservedly

Press release | November 24, 2016 at 16:26

Lost health and homes: the legacies of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Press release | March 10, 2016 at 17:14

Moscow, Kiev, 9 March 2016 - Survivors of Chernobyl are still eating food with radioactive contamination above permissible limits thirty years after the nuclear catastrophe forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

Greenpeace slams nuclear power station authorisation

Press release | October 13, 2017 at 23:54

Responding to the decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs to grant Eskom authorisation for the construction and operation of a nuclear power station at Duynefontein, north of Koeberg, in the Western Cape, Melita Steele, Senior Climate...

Remembering Japan: Greenpeace Supporters Mark One Month Since Tragedy Struck

Feature story | April 11, 2011 at 9:07

Last night Greenpeace activists and volunteers took part in a vigil in Soweto to mark a month since the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters hit Japan, destroying lives and causing mass evacuations.

Greenpeace Warns SA of Flaws in French Nuclear Design

Feature story | May 3, 2011 at 13:10

As major safety concerns are identified in the French nuclear reactor design, we call on the South African government to rethink its nuclear expansion plans and collaboration with the French nuclear industry.

Japan Abandons Plans for Nuclear Power Expansion

Feature story | May 11, 2011 at 14:12

As efforts continue to stabilise the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, almost two months since the initial disaster, the Japanese Prime Minister has announced a move away from nuclear energy in favour of renewable energy.

Marking One Year Since Fukushima at Universities across South Africa

Feature story | February 15, 2012 at 11:13

This March will mark one year since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. A year on, people are still suffering the effects of this catastrophe, proving that governments and the nuclear industry have not been honest about the risks of...

Fukushima – A Human Disaster South Africa Must Avoid

Feature story | February 28, 2012 at 15:43

The March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan triggered the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

Nuclear Barrels in Cape Town!

Feature story | March 4, 2012 at 20:15

Activists from Greenpeace Africa have placed look-a-like radioactive barrels on a Three Anchors Bay beach in Sea Point, Cape Town to highlight the risks and true costs associated with nuclear power. Through the simulated radioactive pollution,...

Lessons From Fukushima

Feature story | March 4, 2012 at 20:57

It has been almost 12 months since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began. Although the Great East Japan earthquake and the following tsunami triggered it, the key causes of the nuclear accident lie in the institutional failures of political...

Greenpeace Staff Blocked From Entering South Korea

Feature story | April 3, 2012 at 14:16

Yesterday morning, three senior Greenpeace staff members were denied entry to South Korea. They were accompanying the organisation’s International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo as part of a delegation going to meet with political and NGO leaders...

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

Feature story | October 8, 2012 at 14:13

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.

SA pays the price: The Denton Deception

Press release | February 22, 2017 at 11:16

February 22th 2017, Johannesburg: Reacting to the release of the “real” Denton report, Greenpeace Africa Senior Political Advisor Happy Khambule has said: “Not only have South Africans been deceived and stolen from by Eskom but there has been an...

Greenpeace Africa response to the coal truck driver strike action in Tshwane

Press release | March 2, 2017 at 8:47

Johannesburg, March 1 2017 – Chaos has descended upon the capital city as truck drivers brought the city to a halt. Coming together under the leadership of the Coal Transporters Forum, the drivers have expressed grave concern over what they call...

Greenpeace condemns appointment of Matshela Koko as Acting Eskom CEO

Press release | December 1, 2016 at 16:15

01 December 2016, Johannesburg: Reacting to the news that Matshela Koko has been appointed by Minister Lynne Brown as Eskom’s Acting CEO with effect from today, Melita Steele, Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager for Greenpeace Africa has said:

Greenpeace reacts to Zuma's late night cabinet reshuffle

Press release | March 31, 2017 at 16:17

31 March 2017, Johannesburg:Reacting to the late night cabinet reshuffle undertaken by President Zuma, Greenpeace Africa had the following to say:

Civil society unanimously contest Nuclear EIA, while Ministers who speak out against...

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 18:00

14 December 2015, Johannesburg: In the midst of Nene's shocking axe from cabinet, most probably because Treasury openly questioned the risky nuclear procurement process, civil society has pushed back on the Revised Draft Environmental Impact...

SONA exposes lack of leadership on key environmental issues: Greenpeace

Press release | February 11, 2016 at 21:39

Johannesburg, 11 February 2016:

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