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‘Climate Caravan’ lights up Cameroon with new tech + local alliances

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | May 15, 2014

It’s a question that’s plagued NGOs for decades: How do we tackle some of Africa’s biggest challenges, like energy access, water access, and proper health services? While many community projects are planned and started from outside...

Forty hours in jail for Mahan’s forests, its people and their rights

Blog entry by Akshay Gupta | May 15, 2014

After spending forty hours in jail and judicial custody, I came out feeling even more motivated and determined to continue this struggle to save forests. Bechanlalji is still in custody and getting him out is our first priority. We...

Join us: Reforest Fest!

Blog entry by Jana Bajic | May 9, 2014

If you’ve been following our forest campaigns, you’ll know the world’s forests are under a lot of pressure from deforestation and climate change. Although there is some good news coming through, there’s a still a whole lot that needs...

20 years later – it’s election time again

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel | May 6, 2014

Tomorrow is South Africa’s fifth democratic election. 2014 is a historic year in our history as we celebrate 20 years of democracy, and in the run up to 7 May election, politicians, social commentators, and ordinary citizens have been...

Ecology starts with you

Blog entry by Nokwazi Qumbisa | May 6, 2014

Because of circumstances like the ever decreasing size of land compounded by a lack of basic services, organizations like the Greenpeace Africa, Earthlife Africa Durban, Citizen Gardens and Green Squad Alliance, have launched a series...

Defending our right to a clean and healthy environment.

Blog entry by Ricardo Rodrigues | May 5, 2014

This year marks 20 years of freedom and democracy in South Africa, and that fills me with a deep sense of pride in this country and our people, especially as a Born-Free. As activists, we understand very well that along with this...

Greenpeace calls on the government of Senegal to reconsider the terms of the new...

Press release | April 30, 2014 at 13:55

Dakar, 30 April 2014 – Greenpeace is concerned about the new agreement between the European Union andSenegal, and its protocol, which allow 38 EU vessels to access fisheries resources for a total compensation of € 13 930 000 (9 137 481 010 FCFA)...

Running 250km through Antarctica in Support of Greenpeace Africa

Blog entry by David Barnard | April 15, 2014

Exactly 200 days from today I'll embark on my next desert running challenge – The Last Desert Race , 250km through the snow of Antarctica! I've completed various multi-stage desert races over the past few years – Kalahari, Sahara,...

Huge Whale Meat Shipment Skips Port of Durban Because of South African Outrage

Feature story | April 14, 2014 at 10:27

A ship carrying 2,000 tons of endangered fin whale meat from Iceland, has decided not to enter the South African port of Durban.

A Leap for the South African Earth Hour Movement

Blog entry by Ricardo Rodrigues | April 10, 2014

As a collective of individuals we managed to save enough power during this year’s Earth Hour to power a city the size of Polokwane in South Africa.  This proves that the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF- http://www.earthhour.org/)...

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