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Greenpeace Africa welcomes Rainbow Warrior to South Africa

Press release | August 13, 2012 at 8:45

Cape Town, August 10, 2012: Greenpeace’s latest and most environmentally friendly ship – the Rainbow Warrior is docked at Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront in South Africa. The ship arrived in the country ahead of schedule on Friday due to extreme...

Greenpeace launches solar-powered radio in DRC’s Oshwe community

Press release | July 11, 2012 at 10:59

Oshwe — Hundreds of Oshwe’s community members, today witnessed the launch of the first-ever solar-powered radio station in their province; a project supported by Greenpeace. In attendance were national, provincial and territorial authorities who...

Greenpeace blocks departure super trawler Margiris in IJmuiden

Press release | June 28, 2012 at 11:45

Dakar - Greenpeace currently blocks the super trawler Margiris in the Dutch port of IJmuiden, to prevent the ship leaving for Australia to empty vulnerable fishing grounds. Activists have put a chain around the screw and two climbers hang at the...

Greenpeace: Eskom and SA government responsible for threatening water crisis

Press release | June 25, 2012 at 11:24

JOHANNESBURG -- A water crisis is looming in South Africa, communities are at risk of losing access to water, and coal is right in the middle of it, according to a report released by Greenpeace today. This latest briefing is a stark reminder to...

Greenpeace Africa’s Response to Medupi Boiler Test

Press release | June 8, 2012 at 13:52

Today marks the first boiler pressure test at Medupi coal-fired power station – an event graced by SA President Zuma. Medupi's first unit is expected to start delivering electricity to the national grid by mid-2013.

Over 20 000 Congolese call for their rainforest to be saved

Press release | June 5, 2012 at 10:29

Kinshasa, June 05 2012 --Greenpeace Africa, in collaboration with Réseau Ressources Naturelles and members of forest communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is calling on the government to maintain and enforce the moratorium on the...

Greenpeace: DRC’s moratorium on industrial logging being bypassed

Press release | May 15, 2012 at 9:33

Kinshasa, May 15, 2012: Greenpeace has today urged the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government to cancel the artisanal permits that are being used for industrial logging operations, an illegal practice that clearly circumvents the...

SA’s Sandton customers join Greenpeace to call for clean-energy iCloud at Apple stores

Press release | May 5, 2012 at 8:22

Johannesburg, 5 May 2012–Greenpeace activists visited the Sandton iStore today to urge Apple to start putting pressure on utilities like ESKOM for access to renewable energy, instead of powering their cloud with coal. The South Africans joined...

Greenpeace welcomes cancellation of fishing authorizations

Press release | May 3, 2012 at 15:00

Dakar, Senegal, May 3, 2012 - Greenpeace welcomes the decision of the Senegalese government to cancel licenses of pelagic fishing vessels issued to 29 foreign trawlers from Russia, Comoros, Lithuania, Saint Vincent Grenadine and Belize.

Greenpeace challenges Eskom to cancel Kusile to save South Africa’s water

Press release | April 25, 2012 at 11:00

Johannesburg, 25 April 2012 - In an open-letter to Eskom accompanied by an unconventional spoof announcement in the SA daily newspaper Business Day today (pg 6,7), Greenpeace Africa challenged Eskom to cancel Kusile in order to avoid the twin...

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