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numsaEWN reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is disappointed by Greenpeace Africa’s statement that the union is sabotaging renewable energy in favour of coal, and in the process standing in the way of progress.  

The NGO has accused Numsa of inexplicably defending and protecting the coal industry, which disproportionately exploits people and natural resources in pursuit of profits.  This after Numsa and Transform RSA were last week granted an urgent court interdict preventing Eskom from signing 27 contracts with the independent renewable energy suppliers (IPPs).  The union said it interdicted the energy minister from signing the contracts because of the negative impact it would have on the working-class majority.  Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola stated:  “We are aware of Greenpeace’s ideological proclivity to capitalism and therefore we are not surprised at its irrational defence of the 27 IPPs and its diatribe against workers and their families.”  According to the union, it has “the most advanced scientific and social vision for transiting from coal to safe renewable energy.”

  • This short report by Koketšo Motau is at EWN

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