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Hub | November 12, 2008 at 14:07

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:

Hosting SAIREC gives Africa an opportunity to fully back renewable energy says...

Press release | October 4, 2015 at 9:25

Cape Town, 4 October 2015: The opening of the four-day South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC)[1], offers African states an opportunity to increase their renewable energy targets and make commitments towards building...

Multimedia

Multimedia hub | December 9, 2009 at 18:59

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Press Centre

Hub | December 16, 2009 at 22:41

This section is intended for journalists and media professionals. It lists the latest photographs, videos, press releases, and reports which we are distributing to the media.

News

Hub | December 27, 2009 at 16:00

News and blogs.

Climate Rescue comes to Cancun

Feature story | November 30, 2010 at 10:57

As governments begin another round of international climate change negotiations today, this time in Cancun, Mexico, we could all do with a lesson from the history of the indigenous Mayan people.

Let's Reshape our Energy Future

Feature story | January 19, 2011 at 14:28

The world is heading for severe climate impacts due to our heavy reliance on fossil fuel-based energy generation. But we have the solution: we need a revolution in how we produce, provide and share energy.

Greenpeace Condemns SA's Nuclear Plans

Feature story | March 18, 2011 at 12:49

Greenpeace strongly condemns cabinet's decision to include 9 600 MW of additional nuclear energy into South Africa’s new energy plan -- this while Japan continues to struggle with a nuclear crisis after the devastating earthquake and tsunami last...

Fukushima Evacuation Zone Needs to be Extended

Feature story | March 28, 2011 at 9:33

Greenpeace radiation experts have confirmed radiation levels of up to ten micro Sieverts per hour in Iitate village, 40km northwest of the crisis-stricken Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear plant, and 20km beyond the official evacuation zone. These levels...

Eskom: Clean Up Your Act!

Feature story | June 27, 2011 at 6:45

Greenpeace Africa activists used three dumper trucks to unload five tonnes of coal in front of the Eskom Megawatt Park offices, effectively blocking one of the entrances to the building with the coal.

Japanese Government: Greenpeace Data 'Unreliable'

Feature story | March 28, 2011 at 16:35

Greenpeace responds to accusations that our radiation level readings are 'unreliable'.

"These are Real People We are Dealing With Here, Not Statistics"

Feature story | June 9, 2011 at 13:18

Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr Kumi Naidoo today unveiled a sample of contaminated soil from a Fukushima playground at a Tokyo press conference. He criticised the Japanese government’s response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

The True Cost of Nuclear Energy

Feature story | August 4, 2011 at 8:00

Our new report highlights once again that nuclear power is a dead-end: it would lock the country into an out-dated, expensive and deadly energy future.

Clean and Safe Energy Future

Feature story | September 19, 2011 at 12:06

At present 90% of South Africa’s electricity comes from coal. It’s why we’re ranked as the world’s 12th largest emitter of CO2 – and by far the largest emitter on the African continent.

Don’t Re-open Radioactive Schools!

Feature story | August 29, 2011 at 9:12

Today we are calling on Japan’s incoming Prime Minister to delay the September 1st opening of schools in Fukushima City, after our radiation monitoring team found dose rates exceeding international safety standards.

No Nuclear in Africa!

Feature story | May 28, 2012 at 13:03

Greenpeace activists protested this morning outside a pro-nuclear conference in Sandton where South Africa’s Deputy President and the Minister of Energy were due to talk.

Join Greenpeace Africa to march for a nuclear-free South Africa

Feature story | October 31, 2012 at 11:47

Together with civil society, we want to gather as many people as possible to show our support for a just energy solution. Please join us as we march to a nuclear-free future!

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

Feature story | October 23, 2012 at 11:00

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.

NGOs Quit Stakeholder Forum Over Eskom Spying

Feature story | February 13, 2013 at 13:30

Environmental NGOs Earthlife, groundwork, and Greenpeace have suspended their participation in Eskom’s NGO forum following reports that Eskom contracted an intelligence company to spy on the organisations.

Point of No Return in pictures

Feature story | January 23, 2013 at 15:07

The world is quickly reaching a point of no return for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. Continuing on the current course will make it difficult, if not impossible, to prevent the widespread and catastrophic impacts of climate...

Powering The Future: Renewable Energy Rollout in South Africa

Feature story | March 25, 2013 at 10:36

Our latest report, released on the eve of the BRICS summit in Durban, busts prevailing myths around green energy and reaffirms why renewables are the best option for powering South Africa.

Power from the Sun

Feature story | July 22, 2014 at 10:20

After months of hard work and long hours, the community-owned solar grid was finally unveiled just after midday. And as the switch was flicked to “ON”, the community went into a euphoric frenzy as if we were at a cricket ground during the world...

ACSA Rejects Nuclear Billboard at Cape Town Airport

Feature story | December 8, 2014 at 9:36

Greenpeace Africa is dismayed by the decision of Airport Company South Africa (ACSA) to reject nuclear billboards at the Cape Town International Airport amid growing anti-nuclear sentiment in South Africa.

No room for secrecy

Press release | November 1, 2016 at 9:37

The Life After Coal Campaign (made up of groundWork, the Centre for Environmental Rights and Earthlife Africa, Johannesburg) together with Greenpeace Africa are deeply concerned about the current state of South Africa’s energy policy. Vital...

‘State Capture’ and irrational choices at the heart of South Africa’s energy woes

Press release | November 4, 2016 at 14:40

Johannesburg, 04 November 2016: Reacting to this week’s damning “State of Capture’’ report and the release of ground-breaking research “A Rational IRP that is ambitious on Renewable Energy”, by researchers from the CSIR at the WINDABA conference...

Photos

Multimedia hub | October 16, 2008 at 15:01

Election 2017 -Kenyan Farmers commit to protect the country’s food system

Press release | June 5, 2017 at 19:07

Nairobi, June 6, 2017: Ahead of the August elections, farmers from Machakos will today start a movement, to reclaim their food systems from the clutches of big agribusiness, middlemen and from the lure of agrochemicals. The movement, rooted in...

Project Sunshine: Playing a role to bring light to the underprivileged

Press release | June 30, 2017 at 12:15

Johannesburg, 30 June 2017: In collaboration with the Philile Foundation [1], Greenpeace Africa’s recently launched campaign Project Sunshine seeks to raise R100 000 from mid-June to mid-July to install solar streetlights around a crèche [2] in...

Germany: Nuclear Phase-Out by 2022

Feature story | May 30, 2011 at 15:31

The German government's plans for the immediate closure of eight nuclear plants is a very important step towards ending nuclear power globally. However delaying the closure of the remaining nine plants is both dangerous and unnecessary.

State of the Nation ignores electricity crisis

Feature story | February 14, 2013 at 22:15

Today South Africans are faces sharply increasing electricity prices and an impending water crisis -- something the president seems to have missed in his State of the Nation Address.

More secrets, more money, less accountability

Feature story | July 29, 2013 at 6:00

In a recent article in the Mail and Guardian it was revealed that President Zuma has taken over as the chairperson of the National Nuclear Energy Coordinating committee.

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