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Confronting Kusile

Hub | November 3, 2011 at 8:52

South Africa has a fossil fuel addiction. Our drug of choice? Coal. And at a time when actions affecting the climate in any way should be taken with great care, our government continues blindly to cultivate its infatuation with this dirty, smoggy...

Greenpeace challenges Eskom to cancel Kusile to save South Africa’s water

Press release | April 25, 2012 at 11:00

Johannesburg, 25 April 2012 - In an open-letter to Eskom accompanied by an unconventional spoof announcement in the SA daily newspaper Business Day today (pg 6,7), Greenpeace Africa challenged Eskom to cancel Kusile in order to avoid the twin...

'Coal 3' Irresponsible

Press release | August 23, 2013 at 8:45

Greenpeace Africa's response to South African cabinet having approved a way forward on the so-called 'coal 3' mega coal-fired power station.

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...

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.

Greenpeace Africa’s Response to Medupi Boiler Test

Press release | June 8, 2012 at 13:52

Today marks the first boiler pressure test at Medupi coal-fired power station – an event graced by SA President Zuma. Medupi's first unit is expected to start delivering electricity to the national grid by mid-2013.

Coal 3 Dangerously Irresponsible

Feature story | August 23, 2013 at 9:04

Yesterday the South African government agreed to “act immediately” on steps toward the procurement of what it calls ‘Coal 3’ – yet another mega coal-fired power station.

Is Eskom prepared to act to save South Africa’s water? Challenge them now!

Feature story | April 25, 2012 at 12:16

We hear the word ‘crisis’ regularly in South Africa at the moment. It’s easy to start thinking that perhaps analysts are over-reacting – surely things can’t possibly be that bad?

Eskom's Major Humiliation

Feature story | November 9, 2011 at 11:36

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...

Greenpeace Condemns SA's Nuclear Plans

Feature story | March 18, 2011 at 11:49

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...

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