What is Greenpeace Africa?

We’re a campaigning organisation that's working for an Africa where people live in harmony with nature, in a peaceful state of environmental and social justice.

Our mission is to nurture environmental awareness so that together we create a prosperous future to the benefit of humans, biodiversity, and the planet.

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Greenpeace Africa’s new adventure

Blog entry by Reatlegile Lekalakala | November 21, 2014

Having a world where people are aware and responsible for their actions is most important not only for us but for the environment as well. Environmental degradation is sometimes associated with lack of knowledge. On the 31st of...

“Monster Boats” Are No Storybook Villains

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | November 20, 2014

Overfishing is no fairy tale; it’s a sad, harsh reality of life in the ocean today. Already, 90% of fish stocks are either fully or overexploited and that wave of lifeless oceans is already spreading to West African waters. Once...

Caught in the Battle Against Congo’s Irresponsible Loggers

Feature story | November 13, 2014 at 9:19

“It’s too far away”, “there’s nothing to see or do there”, “it’s too hard to get to...” The reasons people find to avoid the long journey to some of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s many remote forested areas are numerous.

Plastic has no business here

Blog entry by Nafeesa Amod | November 12, 2014

During Marine Month this past October, NGO volunteers, scholars from Westville Girls High School and Westville Boys High School, and concerned local citizens, partook in a successful ''Rethink the Bag Campaign'' - aka Boot the...

We're using GPS trackers to expose illegal logging in the amazon

Blog entry by Richard George | October 20, 2014

My colleagues - and friends - in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous - but it helps us expose their crimes to the world. Greenpeace activists in Brazil spent monitoring...

Greenpeace Rolls Out the Green Carpet

Feature story | October 16, 2014 at 7:36

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...

South Africa’s pollution laws under full assault

Blog entry by Melita Steele | October 7, 2014

New pollution laws, called Minimum Emission Standards (MES), have been put in place to protect people’s lives as part of South Africa’s air quality legislation. The standards come into effect in April 2015 – but instead of driving...

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