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Hub | November 12, 2008 at 14:07

About Us

Hub | November 12, 2008 at 16:08

Greenpeace, the international environmental watchdog and lobby group, has been showcasing Africa’s plight to an often unseeing world since the 1990s. Some of its campaigns have included the fight to stop the uncontrolled logging that is...

Civil society unanimously contest Nuclear EIA, while Ministers who speak out against...

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 18:00

14 December 2015, Johannesburg: In the midst of Nene's shocking axe from cabinet, most probably because Treasury openly questioned the risky nuclear procurement process, civil society has pushed back on the Revised Draft Environmental Impact...

Hosting SAIREC gives Africa an opportunity to fully back renewable energy says...

Press release | October 4, 2015 at 9:25

Cape Town, 4 October 2015: The opening of the four-day South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC)[1], offers African states an opportunity to increase their renewable energy targets and make commitments towards building...

Climate change and renewable energy: Where does your favorite party stand?

Feature story | August 1, 2016 at 8:56

In light of the catastrophic threats posed by climate change, Greenpeace has analysed the top three political party’s manifesto’s to understand their stance on clean energy, and climate change. The impacts of climate change have already been felt...

Eskom's anti renewable energy campaign puts profits before the people of South Africa

Press release | July 22, 2016 at 11:16

22 July 2016, Johannesburg - Reacting to the media reports regarding the letter written by Eskom’s board chair Ben Ngubane stating that Eskom will not sign any power purchase agreements with private producers after the current round is finalized...

Greenpeace Africa responds to PIDMA-Cameroon importing 1000 tons of corn seeds...

Press release | April 9, 2018 at 9:14

In response to news that Agriculture Investment and Market Development Project (known by its French acronym- PIDMA) officials are augmenting food supply in Cameroon by importing 1000 tons of hybrid corn seeds from South Africa, Greenpeace’s...

Solar Power on the Brink of Breakthrough

Feature story | October 27, 2010 at 11:50

A new study projects that solar investments are set to rocket, firing-up job creation, and further highlighting why South Africa needs its energy [R]evolution.

Zuma Must Not Get Caught in a Nuclear Trap

Feature story | March 4, 2011 at 8:54

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.

Global Head Of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo Faces Jail for Scaling Arctic Oil Rig

Feature story | June 17, 2011 at 13:17

South African Kumi Naidoo, who is also our International Executive Director, has entered an exclusion zone and scaled a controversial Arctic oil rig 120km off the coast of Greenland.

Eskom: Clean Up Your Act!

Feature story | June 27, 2011 at 6:45

Greenpeace Africa activists used three dumper trucks to unload five tonnes of coal in front of the Eskom Megawatt Park offices, effectively blocking one of the entrances to the building with the coal.

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.

Eskom Set to Accelerate Water Crisis

Feature story | October 16, 2012 at 21:19

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, further compromising water access for the poor. Currently almost a million South...

Eskom Protest Activists Charged for Trespass Only

Feature story | October 24, 2012 at 13:05

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...

State of the Nation ignores electricity crisis

Feature story | February 14, 2013 at 22:15

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.

Huge Whale Meat Shipment Skips Port of Durban Because of South African Outrage

Feature story | April 14, 2014 at 10:27

A ship carrying 2,000 tons of endangered fin whale meat from Iceland, has decided not to enter the South African port of Durban.

Greenpeace Rolls Out the Green Carpet

Feature story | October 16, 2014 at 8:36

Greenpeace activists, together with community members from the coalfields around Witbank, have rolled out a green carpet outside the Department of Environmental Affairs, urging the National Air Quality Officer to reject Eskom’s application for...

Eskom Under New Management

Hub | October 18, 2012 at 11:47

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Fracking Update

Feature story | April 18, 2011 at 20:52

The issue of Shell, and 2 other energy companies, wanting to drill for Shale gas in the Karoo is a hot topic — and rightly so. The good news is many groups and communities have been very vocal, but there's more we can do.

Greenpeace Warns SA of Flaws in French Nuclear Design

Feature story | May 3, 2011 at 13:10

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.

The Advanced Energy [R]evolution

Feature story | May 24, 2011 at 15:54

South Africa can create around 150 000 new jobs in the energy sector in the next 20 years, and at the same time safeguard against catastrophic climate change -- according to Greenpeace's new 'Advanced Energy [R]evolution' report.

Politicians Listen to the Polluters at UN climate talks

Feature story | December 11, 2011 at 5:42

UN climate talks in Durban have ended the same way they began, in failure. Governments at the UN climate talks have chosen to listen to the polluters over the people and failed to reinforce previous climate saving measures and have steered clear...

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.

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?

Six Renewable Energy Myths, Busted!

Feature story | May 29, 2013 at 13:14

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.

More secrets, more money, less accountability

Feature story | July 29, 2013 at 6:00

In a recent article in the Mail and Guardian it was revealed that President Zuma has taken over as the chairperson of the National Nuclear Energy Coordinating committee.

Coal 3 Dangerously Irresponsible

Feature story | August 23, 2013 at 10:04

Yesterday the South African government agreed to “act immediately” on steps toward the procurement of what it calls ‘Coal 3’ – yet another mega coal-fired power station.

Greenpeace demands climate leadership from SA parliament

Feature story | February 18, 2010 at 13:33

Cape Town, 10 February 2010 - On the eve of the opening of Parliament, Greenpeace activists projected a 1500m² banner onto the Athlone cooling towers to remind South Africa’s decision makers that urgent domestic action is required to reduce...

Greenpeace Opens African Office

Feature story | November 13, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace Africa opened its first office in Johannesburg today, announcing a long-term commitment to building a strong presence in Africa dedicated to tackling the most urgent environmental problems facing the continent - climate change,...

Greenpeace joins millions in global protest on climate

Feature story | October 23, 2009 at 23:00

Greenpeace activists in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg today placed banners on statues of famous South African leaders to urge President Jacob Zuma and other heads of state around the world to take leadership during the critical...

energy [r]evolution South Africa

Publication | January 6, 2010 at 15:22

Aggressive investment in renewable power generation and energy efficiency could provide three quarters of South Africa’s electricity by 2050, slashing over 200 million tons of CO2 emissions annually, the equivalent of 10 coal-fired power stations...

South Africa could save billions and climate by switching to renewables

Feature story | October 12, 2009 at 23:00

Aggressive investment in renewable power generation and energy efficiency could provide three quarters of South Africa’s electricity by 2050, slashing over 200 million tons of CO2 emissions annually, the equivalent of 10 coal-fired power stations...

Acid Mine Drainage

Feature story | January 27, 2011 at 11:15

Acid mine drainage has been described as a "ticking time bomb", and the recent heavy rains around Gauteng seem to be making a dangerous situation even worse.

Zuma: Go renewable, create more jobs

Feature story | February 9, 2011 at 15:12

As President Zuma prepares for his State of the Nation Address tomorrow, we urge him to put South Africa on track for a clean and sustainable energy future, thus providing a huge number of new jobs, as part of his move to declare 2011 the year of...

Say 'No' to Fracking in the Karoo

Feature story | March 9, 2011 at 12:39

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.

Learn From Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster - Greenpeace Reminds SA Government

Feature story | April 11, 2011 at 12:07

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.

South African Energy Sector Jobs to 2030

Publication | August 13, 2010 at 0:01

How the Energy [R]evolution will create sustainable green jobs.

Zuma misses opportunity to be visionary

Feature story | February 11, 2011 at 13:14

Although President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address rightly focussed on the urgent need for job creation and energy security in South Africa, he failed to see how renewable energy has an important role to play in fulfilling both goals.

We Up the Pressure to Stop Nuclear

Feature story | September 21, 2011 at 9:57

Today we ramped up the pressure on the South African government, urging them to reassess its flirtation with nuclear energy.

Durban Climate Talks: SA Must Show Leadership

Feature story | November 27, 2011 at 13:14

On the eve of the latest round of climate talks in Durban, Greenpeace declares that it is time for our Governments to listen to the people, and not the polluters.

Japan Announces Nuclear Phase-Out by 2030

Feature story | September 15, 2012 at 9:08

Japan’s announcement that it is committing to phase out nuclear energy by 2030 and increase renewable energy by 30% is very welcome news – and another wake-up call for the South African government.

Briefing: the Energy [r]evolution in South Africa

Publication | October 23, 2009 at 13:12

South Africa can do a lot more to take a leading role in the climate debate, as well as get ahead of the game as the world moves to a low-carbon future.

New leadership at Greenpeace International

Feature story | June 11, 2009 at 11:20

Greenpeace will soon have a new leader. Kumi Naidoo will take up the role of Executive Director of Greenpeace International in November 2009, when Gerd Leipold steps down after nearly nine years as our activist-in-chief.

A New Dawn

Image | November 27, 2011 at 15:01

Greenpeace volunteers raise a wind turbine at dawn in Durban, South Africa, to send a message of hope for the latest round of UN climate change talks opening here on Monday. Durban must be a new dawn for the international negotiations to...

Amazon Trees March in Durban for Climate Justice

Image | November 29, 2011 at 13:06

Greenpeace activists at the COP 17 in Durban, South Africa call on President Dilma Rousseff to “Save the Amazon, Stop the chainsaws.” A bill proposing a complete overhaul of the current Forest Code in Brazil, first issued in 1934, was approved...

20 years later – it’s election time again

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel | May 6, 2014

Tomorrow is South Africa’s fifth democratic election. 2014 is a historic year in our history as we celebrate 20 years of democracy, and in the run up to 7 May election, politicians, social commentators, and ordinary citizens have been...

No fracking, thank you!

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | February 17, 2014

Fracking, the process of blasting water, sand, and a cocktail of chemicals deep underground in order to get gas or oil or oil out of shale rock, has been a hotly debated subject for some time in Southern Africa. Groups such as Treasure...

The day South Africa got renewable energy on the grid

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | September 16, 2013

In a historic moment earlier this month, the 312 000-panel Kalkbult Solar PV plant in Kimberley became the first independent renewable producer to be built, completed and get connected to the grid in South Africa. When the project...

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...

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...

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