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Stop the Rhino Poaching

Feature story | January 24, 2012 at 13:44

Greenpeace Africa is deeply saddened by the number of rhinos poached in South Africa last year. We call on the South African government to act decisively to protect rhino populations.

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...

Is Eskom prepared to act to save South Africa’s water? Challenge them now!

Feature story | April 25, 2012 at 13:16

We hear the word ‘crisis’ regularly in South Africa at the moment. It’s easy to start thinking that perhaps analysts are over-reacting – surely things can’t possibly be that bad?

Government continues to back Eskom’s investments in coal

Blog entry by Melita Steele | May 17, 2012

It was announced yesterday that Eskom's funding plan to 2017 had been approved. The utility company will spend R201.6 billion over the coming period, with R65 billlion budgeted for this year.    Part of the funding plan includes a...

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...

No Nuclear in Africa!

Feature story | May 28, 2012 at 13:03

Greenpeace activists protested this morning outside a pro-nuclear conference in Sandton where South Africa’s Deputy President and the Minister of Energy were due to talk.

Sounding the Anti-Nuclear Drumbeat in Sandton: Inside the IDC Conference

Blog entry by Monica Davies | May 31, 2012

This week, while my activist colleagues sounded the anti-nuclear drumbeat in Sandton , I had to put on my game face and go inside the IDC to listen to the very pro-nuclear stance we were protesting. For an anti-nuclear person,...

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...

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:...

A World of Wild Weather

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | July 11, 2012

Stories of extreme weather events are almost a daily feature of news headlines around the world. Droughts, wildfires, heat waves, severe and widespread flooding: wild weather is becoming the new normal, and climate experts say these...

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