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Why Coal Power is bad news for our water

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | March 22, 2012

Although South Africa has been blessed with amazing natural resources, sadly water isn’t one of them. While we have incredible coastlines and fisheries, fertile lands for feeding the nation, and an abundance of renewable energy...

School Children Roar for Climate Courage

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | December 7, 2011

Almost 1,500 children gathered on the beach in Durban today to form a human aerial of a lion, to send a message to the leaders of COP17: show some courage for the climate. The inspriration of artist John Quigley , the image was...

COP17, Where are we now?

Blog entry by Ferrial Adams | December 2, 2011

It’s mid-way through COP17 and the big question on everyone’s minds is “how is it all going?” Usually after a week of talks it’s possible to assess the possible outcomes of the talks. However, there seems to be rather slow progress on...

Coal: The Dirty Truth, a view from COP17

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | November 30, 2011

Burning coal is driving climate change – and Africa’s people are on the frontline. So, as the continent’s largest CO2 emitter, and the 12th largest in the world, South Africa is a major player on the global polluter’s stage. More than...

Live Chat with Kumi

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | July 4, 2011

Join us today at midday for a live web chat with Kumi Naidoo, the global head of Greenpeace. We'll be discussing everything from his climbing the infamous Arctic oil rig to his thoughts on fracking and Greenpeace Africa's action...

Fired up for a global Energy [R]evolution

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | June 5, 2012

Today is international World Environment Day, and what better way to celebrate than with the launch of an updated strategy for powering the planet with clean, reliable, renewable energy! The latest version of Greenpeace’s Energy...

Minister looks for 'courage' in the wrong places

Blog entry by Ferrial Adams | May 18, 2012

In her budget speech last night , the Minster of Energy, Dipuo Peters, repeated the words of Thomas Sankara: "have the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future!” These are very powerful words...

Why is G-Star Raw not stepping up to DETOX?

Blog entry by Ilze Smit, Greenpeace Netherlands Toxic Campaigner | June 7, 2012

Over the past couple of days, Greenpeace activists and supporters in seven countries, from South Africa to Hong Kong, have been busy pasting huge ‘Detox posters’ on the windows of their local G-Star Raw stores.   The reason:...

"Listen to the people" inside UN climate talks

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | December 9, 2011

Today at the UN climate negotiations in Durban the whispers of polluting companies were drowned out by the  roar  of the crowd demanding governments “ Listen to the people not the polluters !”  As the talks draw to a close in the...

Coal Addiction: How Kusile could cripple the country

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | October 27, 2011

You’ll often hear that renewable energy is a nice idea, but it’s simply too expensive to be a realistic option. The choice between burning coal and switching to renewable energy is said to be a simple cost calculation – one that coal...

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