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5 things you (probably) didn't know about the Antarctic

Blog entry by Samantha Wockner | February 2, 2018

In 2017 we launched a campaign to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary - the largest protected area on Earth. But why? Well, apart from being home to amazing animals such as penguins, whales and seals. The Antarctic plays an important...

Proposed Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill Unconstitutional says Greenpeace Africa

Press release | January 30, 2018 at 13:10

Cape Town, 30 January 2018 - Greenpeace Africa is in the parliament today to make a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Police on the proposed Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill. We believe the proposed Critical Infrastructure...

Greenpeace Africa’s Executive Director Wins a Prestigious Human Rights Award

Press release | January 30, 2018 at 9:02

Nairobi, January 30, 2018: Greenpeace Africa’s Executive Director, Njeri Kabeberi, has won the 2017 Munir Mazrui ‘Lifetime Achievement Human Rights Defenders Award’ in a ceremony organised by the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders...

Light at the end of the tunnel

Press release | January 26, 2018 at 13:23

26 January 2018 - Greenpeace Africa welcomes Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s statement on South Africa’ energy future at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. With Eskom’s future hanging in the balance, it is clear how...

Which is the Antarctic's top penguin?

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | January 20, 2018

Not every penguin is up to the challenge of living in the Antarctic, but those that do are a special sort of awesome. Remember, they don’t have the luxury of being able to fly away again if the weather turns bad. In honour of...

Setting sail to protect the Antarctic

Blog entry by Will McCallum | January 15, 2018

As I write this, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, is sailing South. For the next three months, the crew will be working alongside a team of campaigners, photographers, film-makers, scientists and journalists from across the globe to...

March of the penguins

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | January 15, 2018

This morning, people around the world are waking up to pictures of penguin sightings across the globe. The penguins have been spotted travelling on trains, arriving at international airports and at iconic landmarks. From Sydney to...

Recent engagements between Minister of Energy and civil society organisations

Press release | December 7, 2017 at 11:59

Below we set out key events in recent engagements between Minister of Energy David Mahlobo and civil society organisations around the Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity and the Energy Indaba scheduled for 7-8 December 2017.

A cost that curses!

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | December 1, 2017

On November 21st, s the World was celebrating Fisheries Day, Greenpeace Africa chose this symbolic date to publish its report” The cost of ocean Destruction” The cost is huge, the damages numerous and difficult to quantify. ...

Activists close down the Department of Environmental Affairs, Pretoria

Press release | November 30, 2017 at 7:00

30 November, 2017: Greenpeace Africa and Earthlife Africa Jhb activists have today confronted the Department of Environmental Affairs by blocking the main entrance to the Department with nuclear barrels. The activists made a public demand that...

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