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World Water Day: Greenpeace demands more commitment to defend South African people’s...

Press release | March 22, 2018 at 13:46

22 March 2018, Johannesburg – This year, South Africa will observe World Water Week under the ominous cloud of the Cape Town water crisis, and the stark reality of long-term water scarcity in South Africa and beyond our borders. The spotlight on...

3 Water-related Petitions to Sign this World Water Day

Blog entry by Angelo Louw | March 22, 2018

The past few years have been particularly devastating on the African continent as the effects of climate change have manifested in a series of crippling droughts, floods and other natural disasters in several countries. As weather...

Walking through the tropical swamps of DRC

Blog entry by Capucine Dayen | March 22, 2018

Planet Lovers & Protectors, m y name is Capucine Dayen, International Communications Coordinator for Greenpeace Africa, but I go by Caps. In June last year, I joined the Congo Basin Forest Campaign Team and together we work to protect...

Who is tampering with our water?

Blog entry by Lerato Ngakane | March 22, 2018

“We have a single opportunity, to change the narrative on water, by acting timeously in pursuit of a more promising future, in a better world, which should never face the scenario of the last single drop of water, in our lifetime and...

World Water Day 2018: Greenpeace Africa Urges Government to Preserve Kenya’s Water...

Press release | March 22, 2018 at 10:53

Nairobi 22 March 2018 - Greenpeace Africa has today urged the government of Kenya to put more effort into preserving the countries water catchment areas. This was during a clean up and tree planting exercise that was carried out at Gatharaine...

This is why the Antarctic needs your help

Blog entry by Aimee Hoppe | March 19, 2018

Six years ago, sitting behind a computer of a construction company, I realised I needed to do more with my life. I no longer wanted to keep financial records of wealthy individuals and businesses, but instead I wanted to make an impact...

A new era is opening!

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | March 19, 2018

Like a wildfire, the decision by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to sanction vessels involved in illegal fishing activities in Africa has spread throughout the region. From Nouadhibou (in Mauritania) to Tumbu (in Sierra...

I can still feel the enthusiasm of our Cameroon volunteers!

Blog entry by Njeri Kabeberi | March 15, 2018

As I stepped out of the plane at the Yaounde international airport, the humid twenty-eight degree Celsius  (28⁰C) midday temperature engulfed  my face and though perspiring, it gave me the feeling of a warm welcome to the capital of...

Illegal fishing - game over for repeat offenders

Blog entry by Pavel Klinckhamers | March 14, 2018

Greenpeace campaigner, Pavel Klinckhamers, looks out for fishing boats with binoculars from the Esperanza's monkey island. Sometimes, results of our work are not immediately visible, and lots of behind the scenes work and...

Sabotaging renewable energy will continue to cost South Africans

Press release | March 13, 2018 at 11:41

Johannesburg, 13 March 2018: Responding to the news that the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and Transform RSA were granted an urgent court interdict late last night preventing the signature of 27 contracts with renewable...

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