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Climate change and a failing food system open the door to the armyworm pest

Press release | February 14, 2017 at 16:13

The fall armyworm has reared its ugly head in Africa wreaking havoc across the continent, destroying the maize crop which was much anticipated after droughts of the previous years. The armyworm pest is now present in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania,...

Donors dish out millions while the DRC government ups the moratorium breaches

Press release | February 1, 2017 at 15:05

Kinshasa, 1st February 2017: Greenpeace Africa has today revealed further breaches to the 2002 moratorium on industrial logging titles by top Congolese government officials. Barely a month after these breaches the Central African Forest...

Greenpeace condemns appointment of Matshela Koko as Acting Eskom CEO

Press release | December 1, 2016 at 16:15

01 December 2016, Johannesburg: Reacting to the news that Matshela Koko has been appointed by Minister Lynne Brown as Eskom’s Acting CEO with effect from today, Melita Steele, Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager for Greenpeace Africa has said:

Civil society rejects IRP base case scenario unreservedly

Press release | November 24, 2016 at 16:26

Greenpeace Africa welcomes Kenya’s stance on Lamu Coal Power Plant

Press release | November 18, 2016 at 10:00

Johannesburg,16 November 2016: Reacting to the Kenyan Energy Regulatory Authority’s stern stance on withholding the License of Lamu Coal Power plant, Greenpeace Africa’s Executive Director, Njeri Kabeberi has said:

The gaps and omissions in the CCT audit report by Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry...

Press release | November 18, 2016 at 9:37

The Cameroon Ministry of Forestry recently published the results of an audit it commissioned of the Cameroonian company Compagnie de Commerce et de Transport (CCT). This audit concluded that the allegations made by Greenpeace Africa concerning...

Greenpeace welcomes Brian Molefe’s resignation as CEO of Eskom

Press release | November 15, 2016 at 10:30

11 November 2016, Johannesburg: Responding to the news that Brian Molefe - who was heavily implicated in the ‘State of Capture’ report – has resigned from Eskom, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager Melita Steele has said:

‘State Capture’ and irrational choices at the heart of South Africa’s energy woes

Press release | November 4, 2016 at 14:40

Johannesburg, 04 November 2016: Reacting to this week’s damning “State of Capture’’ report and the release of ground-breaking research “A Rational IRP that is ambitious on Renewable Energy”, by researchers from the CSIR at the WINDABA conference...

No room for secrecy

Press release | November 1, 2016 at 9:37

The Life After Coal Campaign (made up of groundWork, the Centre for Environmental Rights and Earthlife Africa, Johannesburg) together with Greenpeace Africa are deeply concerned about the current state of South Africa’s energy policy. Vital...

Greenpeace challenges Shoprite shareholders to engage on renewable energy

Press release | October 31, 2016 at 8:49

Cape Town, 31 October 2016 – Today, Greenpeace activists protested outside the Shoprite headquarters in Cape Town to demand that the retailer engages on the potential of renewable energy for South Africa. The protest at the Annual General Meeting...

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