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

 

Will the World Bank act boldly?

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | June 20, 2013

Unprecedented heatwaves, widespread food shortages, more intense cyclones and shifting rain patterns causing floods or droughts are just some of the future problems outlined in the World Bank's latest climate report today. ...

Unplugging Coal

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | June 18, 2013

The statistics are scary. Just a few weeks ago – Witbank, home to no less than 11 coal fired power stations - was proven to have some of the dirtiest air in the world. The dirtiest air in the world, right here on our doorstep. ...

We can, must and should end the age of coal

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 12, 2013

Coal threatens everything we love and treasure and we now have new research to establish this in our report "Silent Killers". We must stand together and bring an end to the age of coal. Our renewed fight will kick off on the 29th...

Google's Massive Solar Investment in South Africa

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | May 31, 2013

Yesterday Google announced they are investing $12million (about R103 million) in a solar project in the Northern Cape, South Africa. In their blog about the investment, Google said South Africa was an obvious place for renewable...

Google's Massive Solar Investment in South Africa

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | May 31, 2013

Yesterday Google announced they are investing $12million (about R103 million) in a solar project in the Northern Cape, South Africa. In their blog about the investment, Google said South Africa was an obvious place for renewable...

Six Renewable Energy Myths, Busted!

Feature story | May 29, 2013 at 12:14

The evidence is in: Renewable energy is viable, reliable, and ready to go – all that’s missing is the political will to kick start an energy revolution in South Africa.

What turns you on?

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | May 29, 2013

Turning on the lights is an action that we hardly ever think about. We flick a switch and the lights come on, we press a button and the TV snaps on. Do we stop to think about where the power comes from? Often it doesn’t occur to any of...

Where a coal addiction has put us - the dirtiest air in the world

Blog entry by Melita Steele | April 26, 2013

Witbank, a town just outside of Johannesburg, has some of the world’s most polluted air – that’s according to new research reported yesterday . The massively high levels of pollution can be directly linked to Eskom’s string of...

A (South African) Flag for the Future

Blog entry by Margot Maritz | April 3, 2013

Margot Maritz, a sixteen-year-old eco activist from Pretoria, was recently honoured for coming in the top 5 of our " Flag for the Future " competition. We asked Margot to write something for us about her awesome design, and this is her...

State of the Nation ignores electricity crisis

Feature story | February 14, 2013 at 21:15

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.

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