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Join the Twitterstorm to get Engie’s coal plants out of South Africa

We’re joining Earthlife Africa and Friends Of The Earth today to call on the French company Engie (former GDF-Suez) and the French government to divest from coal, starting with a proposed 1200MW coal plant in South Africa. Engie, which is 35% owned by the French government, is investing in a 1200MW coal plant in the ecologically-sensitive Waterberg (More...)

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The First Divestment Dialogue: Climate change and divestment – what this means for Africa

Join us at Constitution Hill in Joburg tomorrow night for the first in a series of public Climate Change Dialogues. Date:    13th May 2015Time:    Registration from 17h15, Dialogue begins 18h00Venue:  Women’s Gaol, Constitution Hill, JohannesburgRSVP:   adi@350.org Taking inspiration from the anti-Apartheid struggle, the global fossil fuel divestment movement has opened a new front in (More...)

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Why Africa should join the fossil fuel divestment movement

Blog written by Alex Lenferna on ThoughtLeader: Concern for poverty in Africa is coming from the most unexpected places lately: the boardrooms of fossil fuels companies. Multimillionaire fossil fuel execs, like Exxon’s Rex Tillerson and Peabody’s Charles Meintjes, are painting themselves as Africa’s saviours, claiming that fossil fuels are the answer to Africa’s poverty and (More...)

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Fossil Free Africa campaign claims first win as Nedbank signals intention to sell coal-fired Kelvin Power station

[Press release] Johannesburg: Fossil fuel divestment campaigners today celebrated news that Nedbank intends to divest from the coal-fired Kelvin Power Station near Johannesburg. The bank has been the target of the Fossil Free Africa campaign which is calling for South African banks to disclose their fossil fuel investments and ultimately stop investing in future coal and oil (More...)

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Have you met Eugreen?

Like many South Africans, Eugreen thought that by banking with Nedbank, he’d be going with the green bank. But what many of us are now finding out is that South Africa’s banks are funding Africa’s growing addiction to fossil fuels at a time when the planet needs the exact opposite — real action to stop (More...)

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On the eve of Global Divestment Day, President Zuma confirms South Africa to stumble deeper into addiction to fossil fuels

[Media Statement]SONA 2015: on the eve of Global Divestment Day, President Zuma confirms South Africa to stumble deeper into addiction to fossil fuels  350Afrca.org statement in response to the State Of the Nation Address 2015  On the eve of a Global Divestment Day of action against coal and oil, President Zuma’s SONA 2015 confirmed that South (More...)

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Call Nedbank now!

Today’s the day! We need your help to let Nedbank know that South Africa will not stand to let them call themselves a green bank while they finance fossil fuels. Wherever you are, please pick up a phone and call one (or all) of these people at Nedbank: Mike Peo, Head of Infrastructure, Energy and (More...)

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6 ways to get Nedbank to commit to a Fossil-Free Africa

The Fossil Free Africa campaign began in November last year asking banks (in particular Nedbank) to disclose their fossil fuel investments and to stop further financing non-renewable energy projects. As concerned citizens and the general public – we should be directing our efforts to asking Nedbank to commit to a Fossil Free Africa. Here’s how (More...)

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