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Jeff, fracking is not the answer to fuel prices, it is just plain wrong!

Press release | September 20, 2018 at 12:58

Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 September 2018 -- In response to Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's recent call for all impediments to shale gas exploration to be removed as part of government’s response to exceptionally high fuel prices, Greenpeace...

Tighten Border Control to Prevent Re-entry of Banned Plastic Bags into Kenya:...

Press release | September 19, 2018 at 13:21

Nairobi, 19th September 2018 - Reacting to the news that 80% of single use plastic carrier bags are still in circulation in most parts of the country despite being outlawed a year ago, Greenpeace Africa’s Campaigner Amos Wemanya has said:

Greenpeace Africa reacts to President Ramaphosa’s ‘new coal deal’

Press release | September 13, 2018 at 14:07

In response to rumours that an agreement has been signed between South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Chinese state-owned companies to build a new mega coal-fired 4,600MW power station in South Africa’s Limpopo province, Happy Khambule,...

From fires to floods, the world's weird weather in photos

Blog entry by L Tsotetsi | August 31, 2018

Over the past few weeks, images have been flooding in from Greenpeace offices around the world, documenting our current “hothouse” state. In Africa, Japan, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and Korea temperatures have soared, with some...

Life After Coal and Greenpeace Africa Slam Inclusion of New Coal in Electricity Plan

Press release | August 28, 2018 at 7:31

The inclusion of new coal in the updated draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP) will cost South Africa close to R20 billion more than we need to spend, and will make electricity more expensive for all South Africans. If the...

Jeff Radebe, will Monday be it? - Greenpeace Africa

Press release | August 24, 2018 at 12:30

24 August 2018, Johannesburg -- Responding to reports that South Africa’s new electricity plan (the IRP) has been approved by cabinet and will be released for a ‘short consultation period’ on Monday, Greenpeace Africa has said:

Poisoned Sugar Exposes Kenya’s Broken Food System

Feature story | August 23, 2018 at 14:45

The worsening impacts of climate change on agricultural productivity in most natural-resource dependent countries like Kenya is introducing a new form of vulnerability that is often overlooked. Increasingly, food safety is becoming an issue of a...

Food Safety Should be Prioritised in Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda: Greenpeace Africa

Press release | August 23, 2018 at 12:33

Nairobi, 23rd August 2018: The past few months have seen increased cases of sub standard food imports into Kenya. From sugar that contains mercury to expired rice, to oil that does not meet the required standards. Experts have also warned that...

Message from Greenpeace Africa Executive Director on the passing of former UN...

Press release | August 20, 2018 at 10:00

Following the news of the passing of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi has said:

Jeff, where is the IRP?

Press release | August 16, 2018 at 9:50

16 August 2018, Johannesburg - Yet again, the Department of Energy has missed the deadline they had set for the release of the final Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) by the middle of August.

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