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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.

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...

The Wind-Chime Project Comes Alive in Durban

Video | December 6, 2011 at 16:17

Although the wind is a powerful source of renewable energy, actually showing that power can be tricky at times. Luckily, hearing the wind is a different story altogether.

An 'electric' solar training experience

Blog entry by Cape Town volunteers | September 16, 2013

Two young activists share their experiences from our recent solar training session held in Cape Town: Thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world by Aphiwe Zothwa When a friend invited me to join the free Solar Training...

The Official Use Me More Theme Song

Blog entry by Monica Davies | December 8, 2011

Turning to the sun is an urge as old as mankind itself. Like the sunflower, we turn to it for life, warmth and light - three words which could easily be used to describe the music of the newly-formed group, Jika Nelanga (which means...

Reflecting on Durban Solar training

Blog entry by Nasreen Khan | October 9, 2012

It has been almost a year since the last solar training that was held in Durban and I am still extremely grateful to Greenpeace for having invested in educating their volunteers. The ten day experience was incredible, not only did I...

Solar Energy: The way of the future

Blog entry by Hellen Dena | October 9, 2012

It was an intriguing journey back to the physics class I left over ten years ago, as I embarked on making my solar lamp. After an interesting hour of putting together tiny cables, a bulb and a rechargeable battery, the lamp lit up and...

Maximising solar power: The better option

Blog entry by Laswet Savadye | October 9, 2012

Led by Dr Michael Gotz, a specialist in photovoltaic solar power and Ruth Mhlanga, Greenpeace Africa's Youth and Solutions campaigner, Greenpeace Africa staff and volunteers took part in an informative solar training programme last...

Earth Day Activities come to Durban

Blog entry by Nasreen Vermeulen, Greenpeace Volunteer | May 9, 2012

Sunday the 22 nd April 2012 marked the 42 nd anniversary of Earth Day. This is a historic event where people unite globally to take action and call for a sustainable future. Over one billion people in 192 countries and over 56,000...

The Wind-Chime Project: Let The Wind Power Your Voice

Blog entry by Mike Baillie and Monica Davies | November 17, 2011

Although the wind is a powerful source of renewable energy, actually showing that power can be tricky at times. Luckily, hearing the wind is a different story altogether, and what better way to hear the wind’s power, than by...

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