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Sun rises on South Africa’s clean energy future – Greenpeace

Press release | May 28, 2013 at 14:38

Johannesburg, May 29 2013: Greenpeace Africa today, unveiled its new solar electrification project which will power the organisation’s office in Johannesburg on clean renewable energy. The installation which includes over 40 solar panels and an...

Cameroonian Ministry for Forestry Orders Herakles Farms to Suspend Forest Clearance

Press release | May 22, 2013 at 15:30

Johannesburg, May 22nd 2013 -- After years of controversy surrounding Herakles Farms’ proposed palm oil plantation, the Cameroonian Ministry for Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) has ordered the company to suspend all logging at its main worksite at...

Greenpeace Africa welcomes FSC decision to disassociate from timber company Danzer...

Press release | May 21, 2013 at 10:02

Johannesburg, 21 May 2013 – Greenpeace Africa welcomes the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) decision to disassociate from the timber multinational Danzer Group following a complaint that one of the company’s former subsidiaries was involved in...

Greenpeace calls on President Macky Sall to keep on freezing fishing licenses of...

Press release | May 17, 2013 at 8:50

Dakar, May 15, 2013: On the occasion of the official ceremony of “Peter Benchley Ocean Awards”, and particularly with the prize awarded to President Macky Sall for his decision to freeze fishing licenses to foreign trawlers, Greenpeace calls on...

Greenpeace Africa condemns Belgium’s decision to let possible illegal DRC timber enter EU

Press release | May 17, 2013 at 7:58

Johannesburg, 15 May 2013 - Greenpeace Africa condemns the decision of Belgian authorities to release a shipment that had been blocked until yesterday of what is believed to be illegal Afromosia timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Innovative small-scale farming boosts food security and forest conservation in...

Press release | April 19, 2013 at 8:36

Yaounde, 19 April 2013 – Community-based farming in South West Cameroon could increase food security while protecting the region’s rich forests, according to a report released today by ACDIC (Association Citoyenne pour la Defense des Interêts...

BRICS 2013: “Is the future of Renewable Energy in good hands?“ questions Greenpeace

Press release | March 25, 2013 at 11:16

Durban, March 25, 2012: Wrong energy choices, informed by vested interests in coal and nuclear are stopping millions of South Africans from accessing electricity. According to a new Greenpeace report released today, misconceptions around...

FV Margris super trawler out of Port Melbourne

Press release | March 18, 2013 at 11:08

Dakar, March 15 2013 – Greenpeace Africa today reminded the super Trawler Margiris that it is not welcome in the West African waters after it was yesterday escorted out of Australia’s Port Melbourne (by Greenpeace activists carrying banners...

South African teen creates captivating design

Press release | March 15, 2013 at 12:50

In a contest that inspired youth from around the world to create a flag that would symbolise peace, hope and global community, Greenpeace Africa supporter Margot Maritz was one of the top five entries; her design (below) was described as colorful...

Dongwon industries face criminal charges in Liberia

Press release | March 14, 2013 at 8:09

Dakar, 13 March 2013 -- Korea's largest tuna company, Dongwon Industries, is facing criminal charges in Liberia for forging official government documents, as well as penalties for its illegal fishing activities in African waters. In response,...

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