WHAT ARE WE DOING?

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Three organisations have joined forces today to put Eskom under new management. Together, groundWork, and Earthlife Africa JHB, and Greenpeace Africa have installed a new Eskom CEO, a new Stakeholder Engagement Director, and new Spokesperson.

Eskom needs new management because it continues to fail the people of this country, prioritising coal power to the exclusion of every other option. Coal-fired power stations damage people's health, use staggering amounts of scarce water, accelerate climate change, and do not deliver affordable, accessible electricity to all South Africans.

So from today Eskom is putting people first by:
  • Ending South Africa’s addiction to coal and investing in renewable energy instead
  • Providing sustainable jobs
  • Averting a water crisis in South Africa
  • Providing affordable electricity access for all
  • Making sure the people of this country do not suffer the health impacts associated with coal-fired power stations and coal mines
 

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The latest updates

 

Water Hungry Coal

Publication | March 16, 2018 at 15:41

South Africa is a water scarce country facing an impending water crisis. According to the National Water Act (Act no. 36 of 1998) the government, as trustee of the nation’s water resources, must allocate water equitably, and in the public interest.

Mega coal plants versus people of South Africa:

Feature story | March 8, 2018 at 11:36

South Africa is currently facing up to the reality of a mega water crisis over three provinces. The water crisis has been declared a national disaster, which means that the national government recognises that the impacts of the water crisis go...

Climate change and renewable energy: Where does your favorite party stand?

Feature story | August 1, 2016 at 8:56

In light of the catastrophic threats posed by climate change, Greenpeace has analysed the top three political party’s manifesto’s to understand their stance on clean energy, and climate change. The impacts of climate change have already been felt...

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...

Could 2016 be the year we break free from coal?

Blog entry by Kelly Mitchell | February 5, 2016

We've barely entered 2016, but China and the US the world's largest coal producers have already embarked on sweeping changes to cut out coal. Could 2016 be the year we break free from this dirty fossil fuel? It's the...

Greenpeace Rolls Out the Green Carpet

Feature story | October 16, 2014 at 8:36

Greenpeace activists, together with community members from the coalfields around Witbank, have rolled out a green carpet outside the Department of Environmental Affairs, urging the National Air Quality Officer to reject Eskom’s application for...

South Africa’s pollution laws under full assault

Blog entry by Melita Steele | October 7, 2014

New pollution laws, called Minimum Emission Standards (MES), have been put in place to protect people’s lives as part of South Africa’s air quality legislation. The standards come into effect in April 2015 – but instead of driving...

7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | September 2, 2014

Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the power sector...

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | August 1, 2014

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

20 years later – it’s election time again

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel | May 6, 2014

Tomorrow is South Africa’s fifth democratic election. 2014 is a historic year in our history as we celebrate 20 years of democracy, and in the run up to 7 May election, politicians, social commentators, and ordinary citizens have been...

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