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

 

Our Valentines Card to Eskom

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | February 14, 2013

Seeing as Eskom has been paying us such intimate attention lately , we thought a special Valentines Day card was in order. We’d love your help in making sure Eskom sees our card, so please share it on your Facebook page or click...

NGOs Quit Stakeholder Forum Over Eskom Spying

Feature story | February 13, 2013 at 12:30

Environmental NGOs Earthlife, groundwork, and Greenpeace have suspended their participation in Eskom’s NGO forum following reports that Eskom contracted an intelligence company to spy on the organisations.

Eskom Spying: We Demand Answers

Feature story | February 1, 2013 at 8:36

Earlier this week it emerged that Eskom seems to have been spying on unions, employees, and environmental groups, including Greenpeace Africa, Earthlife Africa, and GroundWork.

Government hypocrisy risks pushing climate past point of no return

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | January 23, 2013

Devastating storms and lives lost, houses destroyed, sweltering heat waves, menacing bushfires, plunging winter temperatures, droughts, floods and even snowstorms in the desert: this is the reality of our weather – it's not a forecast...

Eskom Protest Activists Charged for Trespass Only

Feature story | October 24, 2012 at 12:05

Fourteen activists from three campaigning organisations -- groundWork, Earthlife Africa, and Greenpeace -- have been fined for “admission of guilt” on the offence of “trespass” at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court following their peaceful protest...

Activists remain in detention after peaceful Eskom protest

Feature story | October 23, 2012 at 19:37

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 gets put under new management

Image gallery | October 23, 2012

Eskom has failed South Africans: it's time for new management

Feature story | October 23, 2012 at 10:00

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.

Infographic: How Eskom is crippling our water

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | October 17, 2012

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. Luckily there are reliable alternatives to coal power, ways of...

Eskom is burning South Africa’s water to produce electricity

Blog entry by Melita Steele | October 17, 2012

Water is the foundation of life: we’re unable to survive without it. But the problem is that water is scarce, and this country is running out of it. More than 98% of South Africa’s water has already been allocated, and this country...

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