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Kenya’s General Election 2017: Party Manifestos expose lack of commitment to...

Press release | August 7, 2017 at 16:15

Nairobi, 2 August 2017 - The recent presidential debates in Kenya suggest that the country is headed in the wrong direction on key environmental matters. Party manifestos generally have an environment pillar but lack the critical elements...

Norwegian and French governments threatens world’s second largest tropical rainforest

Press release | July 12, 2017 at 15:42

12 July 2017 - An area of rainforest the size of Italy is at risk of being cut down by loggers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), if a Norwegian-funded project to expand industrial logging in the country is approved in Kinshasa next...

7 reasons why we should create hope in Diepsloot’s despair

Blog entry by Mbong Akiy Fokwa Tsafack | July 12, 2017

There were over two thousand violent crimes in Diepsloot, a disadvantaged community in the North of Johannesburg in 2016, the detailed crime statistics is available. It was dusk when we descended on the streets of Diepsloot...

Dutch court slams Fibois BV for lack of Due Diligence on Cameroon’s Timber

Press release | July 4, 2017 at 9:15

Yaoundé, 03 July 2017- Following a complaint filed by Greenpeace against Dutch timber importer, Fibois BV, for involvement with questionable timber from Cameroon, a Dutch administrative court has upheld a 2016 Food and Consumer Product Safety...

Project Sunshine: Playing a role to bring light to the underprivileged

Press release | June 30, 2017 at 12:15

Johannesburg, 30 June 2017: In collaboration with the Philile Foundation [1], Greenpeace Africa’s recently launched campaign Project Sunshine seeks to raise R100 000 from mid-June to mid-July to install solar streetlights around a crèche [2] in...

Project Sunshine: Powering off-grid communities with Renewable Energy

Blog entry by Nhlanhla Sibisi | June 23, 2017

Barely twenty kilometres from the Lanseria airport in Johannesburg, timidly lies Diepsloot  - an informal settlement in the north of the economic capital city. Diepsloot is fraught with abject poverty, lack of...

Here’s your chance to make a real change

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | June 16, 2017

There’s a vibrant community of over 130 000 in the Northern part of Johannesburg South Africa named Diepsloot. It was originally established as a transit camp and grew as people moved in without proper infrastructure. Unfortunately,...

We speak for the trees

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | June 6, 2017

When Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s largest logging company, threw two multi-million dollar lawsuits at Greenpeace and Stand.Earth for speaking out for the protection of the Canadian boreal forest, people around the world did not...

Election 2017 -Kenyan Farmers commit to protect the country’s food system

Press release | June 5, 2017 at 19:07

Nairobi, June 6, 2017: Ahead of the August elections, farmers from Machakos will today start a movement, to reclaim their food systems from the clutches of big agribusiness, middlemen and from the lure of agrochemicals. The movement, rooted in...

How Trump succeeds to put himself on the wrong side of history on climate change

Blog entry by Happy Khambule | June 2, 2017

For many watching the environmental space in South Africa, this was late night news that came with very little surprise. It had been a long day, filled with bitter anticipation of the disaster that was to come. And so it did. The US,...

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