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The Great Water Grab

Publication | March 22, 2016 at 10:49

Water is essential for all life on earth and plays a central role in human development: from sanitation and health, to food and energy production, to industrial activities and economic development. However, human activities are depleting our...

Facebook to Launch New Data Centre

Feature story | November 16, 2010 at 10:22

Over 600,000 Facebook users have voiced concern about Facebook's use of dirty energy. So the question is: how will Facebook power its new data centre?

World’s coal power plants consume enough freshwater to sustain 1 billion people -...

Press release | March 22, 2016 at 10:05

Johannesburg, 22 March 2016 - The world’s rapidly dwindling freshwater resources could be further depleted if plans for hundreds of new coal power plants worldwide go ahead, threatening severe drought and competition, according to a new...

Activists remain in detention after peaceful Eskom protest

Feature story | October 23, 2012 at 20:37

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 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.

Eskom Set to Accelerate Water Crisis

Feature story | October 16, 2012 at 21:19

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...

Eskom's Major Humiliation

Feature story | November 9, 2011 at 12:36

On Monday Greenpeace activists peacefully protested against the construction of Kusile coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga. They did this by chaining themselves to the front gate, and also accessing a crane on the site, scaling it, and...

SONA exposes lack of leadership on key environmental issues: Greenpeace

Press release | February 11, 2016 at 21:39

Johannesburg, 11 February 2016:

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...

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