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‘State Capture’ and irrational choices at the heart of South Africa’s energy woes

Press release | November 4, 2016 at 14:40

Johannesburg, 04 November 2016: Reacting to this week’s damning “State of Capture’’ report and the release of ground-breaking research “A Rational IRP that is ambitious on Renewable Energy”, by researchers from the CSIR at the WINDABA conference...

No room for secrecy

Press release | November 1, 2016 at 9:37

The Life After Coal Campaign (made up of groundWork, the Centre for Environmental Rights and Earthlife Africa, Johannesburg) together with Greenpeace Africa are deeply concerned about the current state of South Africa’s energy policy. Vital...

Greenpeace challenges Shoprite shareholders to engage on renewable energy

Press release | October 31, 2016 at 8:49

Cape Town, 31 October 2016 – Today, Greenpeace activists protested outside the Shoprite headquarters in Cape Town to demand that the retailer engages on the potential of renewable energy for South Africa. The protest at the Annual General Meeting...

Woolworths, Massmart, and Pick n Pay get tops on Renewable Energy, Shoprite scores...

Press release | October 27, 2016 at 9:04

Johannesburg, 27 October 2016 - In order to fully benefit from the potential of abundant renewable energy in South Africa, companies need to step out of their comfort zones and send clear signals to the markets by committing to an ambitious 100%...

Whale Fail – no new sanctuary in the South Atlantic (again).

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | October 25, 2016

All rights reserved . Credit: Twitter Bad news from the 2016 International Whaling Commission meeting – as the first significant vote was another disappointment for whales and supporters of conservation.

10 good reasons to protect whales

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | October 24, 2016

All rights reserved . Credit: Kate Davison Killing whales for food has been happening for millennia. But it was commercial whaling – turning whales into barrels of oil for profit – that led to the wholesale...

Cancellation of illegal logging concessions in the DRC a critical first step, but not...

Press release | October 13, 2016 at 12:19

Kinshasa, Thursday 13 October 2016 - Greenpeace Africa welcomes the formal cancellation of three concessions illegally awarded in 2015, published in the “Journal Official” (official state journal of the DRC) on 15 September 2016.

African farmers embark on 4 day journey to demand investment in ecological farming

Press release | October 11, 2016 at 8:00

Nairobi, Tuesday October 11th 2016 - 30 smallholder farmers from Kiambu, Meru, Machakos and Makueni counties today, set off from Thika on a 4-day resilience journey that will see them engage county leaders and Kenyans on the ideal agricultural...

Let’s stop SGSOC palm oil plantation project

Blog entry by Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue | October 4, 2016

When I arrived in Babensi II village last July, the whole community was desperately expecting Greenpeace and its partners to provide them with answers and solutions to get their land back. For three years now, many of them have been...

244 Cameroonian farmers bring SGSOC palm oil plantation to justice

Press release | October 4, 2016 at 10:00

Yaounde, 4 October 2016 - Local communities affected by a large-scale palm oil plantation took their case to the Court of First Instance in Bangem, south-west Cameroon, with the first hearing set for 9 November. Greenpeace Africa, who documented...

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