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

 

Sweden Joins Africa in Telling Facebook to Ditch Coal

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | May 3, 2011

Last month volunteers from accross Africa took part in an online/offline activity to get Facebook off coal. If you missed it, check it out here . Following in Africa's footsteps, volunteers from Sweeden have put together an awesome...

Greenpeace Warns SA of Flaws in French Nuclear Design

Feature story | May 3, 2011 at 12:10

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.

Greenpeace Supporters Set World Record for Most Facebook Comments

Blog entry by Eoin and Mike | April 14, 2011

With your incredible support, we just set a world record for the most comments on a single Facebook post in one day! Our supporters posted no less than 80,000 comments in at least eleven languages on our Facebook Unfriend Coal page ...

Thousands Call on Facebook to Drop Coal

Feature story | April 13, 2011 at 10:34

Tens of thousands of Facebook users around the world are calling for a green Facebook, hopefully setting a new World Record in the process.

Help Us Make a World Record and Get Facebook Off Coal

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | April 12, 2011

As our deadline for getting Facebook off coal and onto renewables approaches (Earth Day, April 22nd) we are planning a massive push for tomorrow. So massive, in fact, that we hope to make a Guinnes World Record. To make it work,...

Learn From Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster - Greenpeace Reminds SA Government

Feature story | April 11, 2011 at 11:07

Greenpeace repeats its call for SA government to abandon plans to build new nuclear stations in the face of deadly catastrophes such as the Chernobyl disaster that’s still affecting Ukrainians 25 years later.

Govt Announces SA Energy Plan for Next 20 Years

Feature story | March 30, 2011 at 8:36

According to the Policy Adjusted Integrated Resource Plan 2010 (IRP2010), just released, the country's energy mix will include 9,600MW of nuclear power, and two of the biggest coal-fired power stations in the world (Medupi and Kusile) -- Not good!

Say 'No' to Fracking in the Karoo

Feature story | March 9, 2011 at 11:39

It is not too late! Shell is currently applying for exploration licences in the Karoo and has said that it will include public concerns in the environmental management report.

A Week Aboard the Esperanza

Blog entry by Melita Steele | March 4, 2011

Last week I was lucky enough to join the Esperanza (the largest vessel in the Greenpeace fleet) for just over 7 days. Most of the crew spend months at a time aboard the ship, so I really only got a taste of what life on the Esperanza...

Zuma Must Not Get Caught in a Nuclear Trap

Feature story | March 4, 2011 at 7:54

With the announcement of cooperation agreements having been signed between South African and French energy companies, Greenpeace reiterates its call to President Zuma not to fall into the dangerous trap of nuclear energy.

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