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  • A little more on plastics

    Blogpost by Chemitei Janet - February 27, 2018 at 9:14

    Plastic bags - what's not to love about them. They are cheap and lightweight enough for us to put anything in them, from food to clothes and so much more. Plastics are more or less a part of us, objects we find it hard to part with. What we probably d... Read more >

  • Penguins March to Cape Town

    Blogpost by Akshley Kalra - February 26, 2018 at 15:40

    Volunteer penguin photos

    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 Buenos Aires and from London to ... Read more >

  • 5 More Things Businesses Can Do Now That They’ve Realised #StrawsSuck

    Blogpost by Angelo C Louw - February 26, 2018 at 15:38

    The #StrawsSuck movement is gaining momentum the world over. Aiming to curb usage of single-use plastics, the campaign urges all individuals and businesses to stop using plastic straws – and many South African food franchises (particular in coastal ci...

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

    Blogpost by Samantha Wockner - February 2, 2018 at 15:00

    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 role in keeping... Read more >

  • Which is the Antarctic's top penguin?

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - January 20, 2018 at 13:16

    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. Read more >

    In honour of Penguin Awareness Day to...

  • Setting sail to protect the Antarctic

    Blogpost by Will McCallum - January 15, 2018 at 10:51

    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 build the case ... Read more >

  • March of the penguins

    Blogpost by Akshey Kalra - January 15, 2018 at 10:40

    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 Buenos Aires and fro...

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  • A cost that curses!

    Blogpost by Prudence Wanko - December 1, 2017 at 14:01

    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.

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    From authorised to il...

  • The Department of Environmental Affairs is selling our future to the highest bidder

    Blogpost by Penny-Jane Cooke - November 29, 2017 at 15:39

    The Department of Environmental Affairs is responsible for ensuring that our constitutional right to a healthy environment is realised, but recently the Department went against all of those principles when they granted an Environmental Authorisation f...

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  • Let the Moratorium be!

    Blogpost by Victorine Che Thoener - November 20, 2017 at 12:13

    With the recent confirmation that the Congo Basin forest hosts the world’s biggest tropical peatland, the importance of this forest is now drawing global attention. It has a huge role to play in the protection of our global climate.

    The Democratic Re...

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