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You are stronger than you know and you aren't in this alone

April 2020

Hello fellow Humans! My name is Orieny Japheth, a volunteer for Greenpeace Africa living in Nairobi, Kenya. Till last month I hadn’t really appreciated the importance of freedom of movement…

To describe the online Greenpeace Global Volunteer Leadership Training as effective is an understatement

April 2020

Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the NOW big thing. Jack Messman, former CEO at Novell emphasises that “online learning is rapidly becoming one of the…

Hope for the oceans: Greenpeace divers discover ocean paradise off the coast of Cape Town

November 2019

Cape Town, 12 November 2019 – A team of Greenpeace activists, divers and scientists onboard Greenpeace’s iconic Arctic Sunrise discovered a biodiversity haven on the Vema Seamount, 1 000km off…

Indigenous leaders interrupt global summit to tell top brands: "our survival is at stake”

October 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa, 24 October 2019 – Today, Indigenous leaders targeted CEOs and senior management of some of the world’s biggest brands, including Nestle, Unilever and Mondelēz, at a summit…

International Day of Rural Women: The case of Baka from South Cameroon - Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue

October 2019

In Cameroon, about half of my country is covered by forests. Home to incredible biodiversity, they are also central to the lives and livelihoods of many communities including the Baka.…

Violent Arrests and Torture expose the Myth of ‘Development’

September 2019

On the night of 12 September, several members of the Yalifombo community in Tshopo province were arrested by Congolese national police driving a Feronia PHC jeep and accompanied by Feronia…

New IPCC report shows critical need for accelerated climate action and oceans protection

September 2019

Monaco, 25 September, 2019 – The launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the Ocean and Cryosphere today, highlights the need for governments to urgently…

Facing a burning crisis

September 2019

18 September 2019 We are in crisis mode. At times it seems that the whole world is in flames. Europe’s summer was the hottest on record. Fires in the boreal…

Greenpeace calls on fast food giants to take a stand against Bolsonaro’s Amazon destruction

September 2019

Manaus, Brazil, 4 September 2019 – As fires continue to ravage the Amazon, Greenpeace International has launched a campaign asking fast food giants Burger King, McDonald’s and KFC to reject…

Anti-pollution activists block entrance to Eskom headquarters with emergency "hospital" scene

August 2019

Johannesburg, 20 August 2019 — Anti-pollution activists from Greenpeace Africa have completely blocked the entrance to Eskom’s Megawatt Park headquarters with a makeshift emergency hospital scene to highlight the premature…

The Sanctity of Human Rights

April 2019

Last month, South Africans celebrated Human Rights Day – a commemoration of a very dark day in South Africa’s history which pays homage to the peaceful protesters killed during the…

Greenpeace Activists Ship Plastic Monster Back to Nestlé’s Factory in Kenya

April 2019

Nairobi, 16 April 2019 – Greenpeace Africa activists and volunteers delivered a #PlasticMonster partly covered with Nestlé branded plastic packaging right back to its source: the Nestlé factory servicing Kenya…

Greenpeace applauds conviction of BP as an environmental criminal

April 2019

Johannesburg, 5 April 2019 — Responding to the landmark decision by the Pretoria High Court convicting BP of environmental crimes, Melita Steele, Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager for Greenpeace…

Activists scale statues to draw attention to deaths caused by Eskom's air pollution

March 2019

Johannesburg, 14 March 2019 — Activists from Greenpeace Africa scaled several iconic statues across Johannesburg and Pretoria this morning to demand action on air pollution. The activists fitted the statues with emergency…

Greenpeace Africa condemns state spying allegations

March 2019

10 March 2019 — Responding to allegations that surfaced in the Sunday Times today in the article titled ‘Zuma ‘spooked’ Cyril’s campaign[1]’, which examines the High Level Review Panel Report…

Mpumalanga community's courage commended by Greenpeace Africa

January 2019

Johannesburg, 28 January 2019 – Greenpeace Africa celebrates the North Gauteng High Court’s refusal to hear Atha-Africa Ventures’ application to appeal a decision barring them from establishing a 15-year mine…

Environmental Stakeholders Interrogate Sudcam

December 2018

Yaoundé, 22nd November 2018- The negative socioeconomic and environmental repercussions of Sudcam activities in the South of Cameroon has prompted stakeholders from government and civil society to undertake a field…

Sudcam: bleeding the forest and its dependent communities

November 2018

I had the opportunity to do a field visit to communities impacted by Sud-Cameroun Hévéa (“Sudcam”), a rubber plantation company situated in the South region of Cameroon. Sudcam is a…

Health Crisis Rocks The Northern Regions of Cameroon

November 2018

In response to news of over 40 deaths and more than 600 affected by cholera outbreak in the Far North regions of Cameroon, Greenpeace Africa Mobilization Officer, Andoh Rex has…

Greenpeace Africa Celebrates A Decade Of Environmental Activism

November 2018

Johannesburg, 13 November 2018 – This November, Greenpeace Africa celebrates 10 years of environmental activism on the African continent. Partnering with artists, volunteers and other civil society organisations, the environmental…

Greenpeace Africa offers its condolences to minister Edna Molewa’s family

September 2018

Environment Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has passed away at the age of 61. Happy Khambule, Political Advisor comments: ‘Minister Molewa, was a true climate champion in South Africa and in…

Message from Greenpeace Africa Executive Director on the passing of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan

August 2018

Following the news of the passing of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi has said: A great pillar of peace, justice, human rights and…

5 Madiba Quotes to Reflect on this Mandela Day

July 2018

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has become an international beacon of public service; he sacrificed 27 years of his life, serving a prison term for the liberation of his…

Greenpeace Africa launches online campaign platform to strengthen environmental activism in Africa

June 2018

Johannesburg, 5 June 2018 - Today, World Environment Day, Greenpeace Africa has launched VUMA. EARTH - an online campaign platform for ordinary citizens to run environmental petitions. The platform seeks…

I can still feel the enthusiasm of our Cameroon volunteers!

March 2018

As I stepped out of the plane at the Yaounde international airport, the humid twenty-eight degree Celsius (28⁰C) midday temperature engulfed  my face and though perspiring, it gave me the feeling…

A little more on plastics

February 2018

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.…

What made me embark on a life changing mission as a Greenpeace Africa Volunteer

October 2017

My experience of a lifetime as a Greenpeace Africa Volunteer

Project Sunshine: Powering off-grid communities with Renewable Energy

June 2017

Barely twenty kilometres from the Lanseria airport in Johannesburg, timidly lies Diepsloot  - an informal settlement in the north of the economic capital city.

We bring culture and nature together to celebrate World Environment Day

June 2017

Environmental protection is no doubt among the top issues facing the world today. World Environment Day commemorated on June 5, reminds us to sensitise and encourage people to be more…

A Wealth of Life - the beauty of West Africa

April 2017

Sailing across  the nutrient rich waters of the West African Atlantic Ocean these past two months, I have been lucky enough to see an incredible array of wildlife. Whales, dolphins…

"Fishing from the sky", empty nets, dead fish and the plight of West African fisher folks

April 2017

Travelling in Africa is bittersweet.  I always appreciate the warmth of fellow Africans, the humanity that characterises daily life and the untold stories of Ubuntu. But there is a dark…

Greenpeace Africa instils forest values to youths during the 5th World Forest Day commemoration

March 2017

Yaoundé, 21st March 2017. Greenpeace Africa has today organised activities with youths to commemorate World forest day. This year’s festivities celebrated under the theme“Forest & Energy” underscores the importance of…

Greenpeace ships: Warriors at Sea

February 2017

1971. This was the year it all began. You’ve heard the story about how a boat load of (very brave) volunteers and journalists sailed to Alaska to stop the American…

#BridgesNotWalls: It’s Time for Solidarity, Love and Hope

January 2017

This Friday, January 20th, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, after a year when the politics of hate, fear and division blossomed…

Waste no time - start volunteering!

December 2016

Thato is a Greenpeace volunteer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She’d like you to do the same, to ACT for a cause close to your heart and here’s why!

Let's make it a green peace

September 2016

Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time…

Nuclear testing is not a path to security and peace

August 2016

Today marks the International Day against Nuclear Tests. Since 1945, more than 2000 nuclear tests have been carried out at more than 60 locations around the globe. Nuclear weapons were designed and…

My vote will change the world

August 2016

I have voted once in my life, this will be the second vote I am casting, I will vote for the same political party as I did the first time…

Mandela, an instrument of hope

July 2016

Yes, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was an incredible man. He lived his life with his fist constantly held up high ready for battle, fighting for the sustainability of all mankind, the…

Evening on the Esperanza

March 2016

After driving two hundred kilometers in a car with no air-con and hardly any fresh air, I finally found my way around a rather confusing harbor till I saw that…

Volunteer Spotlight: Delwyn Pillay

February 2016

Hi my name is Delwyn Pillay, I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Management, in 2009 at The University of South Africa. I’m a well known full time volunteer…

Cyberactivism:

November 2015

So you want to join the online revolution! Are you computer savvy and comfortable with social networking tools? Maybe you’re located far from any of our regional offices, yet you…