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Emergency global day of solidarity planned in 80 cities to free the Arctic 30

Press release | October 4, 2013 at 13:54

Johannesburg/Dakar– On Saturday October 5th, thousands of people in South Africa and Senegal will take part in an emergency global day of solidarity with the Arctic 30, organised by Greenpeace.

The Face of Activism

Blog entry by Monica Davies | October 3, 2013

I’ve been thinking a lot about what an activist looks like and what they do. When pop culture these days is so grandiose, we’re fed stories of heroes who are so different. They look different, they’re made differently to us. We’re...

'No Coal 3!' say Greenpeace activists

Image gallery | September 27, 2013

Stop building new coal-fired power stations to avoid climate chaos, says Greenpeace

Press release | September 27, 2013 at 12:29

Pretoria, 27 September 2013 – On the same day as the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) [1] releases its Fifth Assessment Report dealing with the science behind climate change (AR5) [2], activists from Greenpeace Africa have staged a...

Greenpeace Africa opposes stifling of free speech over Herakles Farms Project, Cameroon

Press release | September 26, 2013 at 9:00

Johannesburg -- Greenpeace Africa strongly disagrees with the decision of Cameroonian authorities to forbid local NGO Nature Cameroon from informing residents of the threats posed by Herakles Farms palm oil project to their livelihoods and...

An 'electric' solar training experience

Blog entry by Cape Town volunteers | September 16, 2013

Two young activists share their experiences from our recent solar training session held in Cape Town: Thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world by Aphiwe Zothwa When a friend invited me to join the free Solar Training...

The day South Africa got renewable energy on the grid

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | September 16, 2013

In a historic moment earlier this month, the 312 000-panel Kalkbult Solar PV plant in Kimberley became the first independent renewable producer to be built, completed and get connected to the grid in South Africa. When the project...

Cameroonians realise what Herakles Farms really plans for their forests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | September 13, 2013

As the rain thunders down, it becomes not just increasingly hard to hear the speakers but also to see them. The lack of light due to the poor electricity supply in this part of South West Cameroon means that as the clouds darken, the...

Revealed: new evidence of illegal logging by Herakles Farms

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | September 12, 2013

Herakles Farms is in trouble again. After months of turmoil for the US-based corporation - including a temporary suspension order from the Cameroonian Government, confirmation that the company failed to obtain the Free, Prior and...

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