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Transnet's oil spill enshroud in secrecy

Blog entry by Delwyn Pillay | January 14, 2015

Disaster hit an upmarket housing complex on Durban's outskirts, December 23 rd 2014, when more than 200 000 litres of diesel poured out of an underground pipeline. The pipeline operated by Transnet, pumps fuel inland from the Durban...

No journey too far to protect Congo's forests

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | December 11, 2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo is roughly the same size as Western Europe. However its infrastructure is a far different proposition, and as a result it is rare – verging on impossible – that people from different parts of the...

ACSA Rejects Nuclear Billboard at Cape Town Airport

Feature story | December 8, 2014 at 8:36

Greenpeace Africa is dismayed by the decision of Airport Company South Africa (ACSA) to reject nuclear billboards at the Cape Town International Airport amid growing anti-nuclear sentiment in South Africa.

The Monster Boat Diaries

Feature story | November 21, 2014 at 13:57

This week fishmongers, consumers, fishers, ocean lovers, divers, and cooks from Australia via Indonesia, Senegal and Poland to Canada are calling for the crisis of our oceans to be tackled with urgency.

Sailing to Ushuaia and Antarctica Reflections

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 21, 2014

11-Nov-2014 02:10:44 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi] Greetings from the Plancius (for the final time!) It is Tuesday morning (11h00 local time) and our last day on the ship. We are fast approaching the...

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.

Illegal Logging in the DRC

Image gallery | November 13, 2014

Deception Island Round 2

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 10, 2014

Greetings from the Plancius The Last Desert Race 2014 is something of the past. We returned to Deception Island (venue of stage 1), although in a different location for the 5th and final stage, due to extreme weather conditions in the...

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