Publications

Greenpeace Africa Analysis reveals Johannesburg Power Outages are graver than City Power wants you to believe

September 2021

The chronic under-resourcing of infrastructure in Johannesburg has long plagued residents of this once world-class African city. One of the ways in which this has chiefly impacted residents is energy…

Capital Markets Day: Sasol needs to raise ambitions amid unemployment crisis

September 2021

21 September, Johannesburg — Greenpeace Africa challenges Sasol to raise its ambitions beyond profit and towards justice. Tomorrow, according to Sasol, it will release its emissions reduction roadmap to 2050…

Wheel of Change in motion

September 2021

As we celebrate 50 years of campaigning for a greener and more peaceful future, I am proud to be part of such an amazing and bold organisation.

Greenpeace Africa and Senegal’s fishing communities condemn new industrial fishmeal and fish oil operations.

September 2021

Greenpeace Africa revealed today that a new fishmeal and fish oil factory has opened in Sandiara, Senegal, the second such opening this year after a factory in Cayar began operations.

How Widespread Deforestation In Africa Risks Our Climate Future

September 2021

Africa’s forest cover is declining at an alarming rate due to deforestation. We talk about how deforestation in Africa is worsening the climate change crisis.

What are the causes and effects of water pollution in Africa?

September 2021

The causes of water pollution and its effects on vulnerable communities and ecosystems in Africa needs urgent intervention

Flooding in Cameroon: Greenpeace Africa demands effective and rapid government response

August 2021

Cameroon is plunged under water every rainy season. Greenpeace Africa is calling on the government to put in place an effective disaster risk management plan.

End of Leaded Petrol means that the Era of Excuses Ends

August 2021

The United Nations Environment Programme is set to announce the official end of leaded petrol today at 4pm CET. This global achievement comes after Algeria saw the last refinery in…

Bravery and courage - an activists story

August 2021

Feeling helpless hanging above Jozi, you watch strips of the banner fall to the ground but then you hear “AMANDLA!” and you see your team member with their fist raised…

Greenpeace Africa demands Truthfulness in the Pesticides Conversation in Kenya.

August 2021

"Kenyan farmers deserve to know the truth about pesticides. The associations championing the use of pesticides have misled our farmers, who deserve the truth about toxic pesticides’’.

The Greenpeace Africa Office Story

August 2021

Since the late 1990’s, Greenpeace has been actively campaigning on illegal logging in the Congo Basin Forest in Central Africa. Greenpeace opened its doors in the African continent by opening…

Empowering women to empower the world of sustainability

August 2021

Earth, our source of life, is now becoming the barren, toxic wasteland we have always feared with only 23% of our wildlife remaining.

Farmers Need Protection From Revolving Drought Episodes In Kenya

August 2021

"Small scale farmers who produce 80% of the food consumed in Kenya don’t need to read the full text of the IPCC report to know climate variability. They are often…

Greenpeace Africa to EU Ambassador: address forest destruction in Cameroon

August 2021

Dear Ambassador, We are writing to urge the European Commission to swiftly present ambitious and effective legislation on forest and ecosystem risk commodities, in order to end the EU’s complicity…

Cameroonians rally to demand EU stop deforestation for rubber

August 2021

More than 30 young Cameroonian activists crowded in front of the headquarters of the European Union Delegation in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, this morning to demand the end of the EU…

No Cause For Celebration this Women’s Month - Advocacy Groups Outraged

August 2021

South Africa, August 06, 2021 – We cannot celebrate this Women’s Month when South African women are suffering. The spiralling status of women in the country has prompted its leading…

Climate Change Through an Intersectional Lens: What Does Gender Have to Do with It?

August 2021

The climate crisis thwarts the rights and opportunities of women and girls, as well as non-binary people who do not identify as man or woman. These realities make gender-responsive strategies…

Greenpeace appalled by inaction in protecting Kenya’s rivers

July 2021

Nairobi, 5th July 2021- In response to the media report of the Thwake dam water being declared unfit for human use Greenpeace Africa Campaigner, Amos Wemanya has said:

Tradelink Concessions: ICCN confirms illegality, Ministry keeps eerily silent

July 2021

New development in the Tradelink concessions scandal: the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN) confirms the illegality of the contracts awarded by ex-Environment Minister Claude Nyamugabo.

Joint Statement: Right2Know and Greenpeace Africa approach the State Capture Commission about spying abuses!

June 2021

This week, Right2Know and Greenpeace Africa have approached the State Capture Commission of Enquiry to request access to documentation regarding abuses by the State Security Agency.

GREENPEACE AFRICA SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO THE POPULATION OF GOMA AND SURROUNDING AREAS

May 2021

As the world watches in shock at these eruptions which have impacted so many lives in Goma, we express our deepest sadness, sympathies and wishes for strength and courage to…

Break Free From Plastic Disappointed by Final Extended Producer Responsibility Amendments

May 2021

This morning, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) released the finalised amendments to the Extended Producer Responsibility regulations, in which recycling schemes were prioritised despite their poor track…

Africa does not need the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline.

May 2021

We are living in a climate crisis fuelled by fossil fuels, which may have catastrophic impacts on the African continent. Yet, in the midst of this, the Ugandan and Tanzanian…

Greenpeace Africa reacts to the Biden Leaders Summit on Climate

April 2021

With the US President Joe Biden’s ‘Leaders Summit’ underway and five African Presidents at the table, Greenpeace Africa is highlighting what leaders in Africa and around the world need to…

Department of Environment Responds to Public Demands on Plastic

April 2021

Johannesburg, 20 April 2021 – The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has assured South Africans that safeguarding our health through environmental protection remains their top mandate. The commitment was…

Not Under Our Watch: Greenpeace Africa Responds to East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Deal

April 2021

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and CNOOC have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a Sh371.7 billion ($3.5 billion) 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline

Thousands of South Africans call for stricter plastic regulations from the DEFF Director General

April 2021

The anti-single-use plastic coalition is calling for the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) Director-General Anben Pillay to adopt stricter measures to cut down production of single-use plastic on…

Six months after the Mauritius oil spill, I asked MOL a question.

April 2021

It’s been more than half a year since a cargo ship ran ashore off Mauritius and 1,000 tonnes of fuel spilled into the beautiful waters of a coral reef. The…

Greenpeace Africa comments on meeting of African Development Bank and African Heads of State

April 2021

Yesterday, the African Development Bank consulted with African Heads of State seeking advice on how to accelerate climate adaptation. In response, Greenpeace Africa has said:

Greenpeace Africa welcomes new law on the rights of Congolese indigenous peoples

April 2021

April 08, Kinshasa – Greenpeace Africa welcomes the decision by the DRC’s National Assembly to adopt a law that recognizes and protects the specific rights of Indigenous People.

An Economy in Decline: Exploring the role of Renewable Energy to reverse youth unemployment

April 2021

To effectively achieve equitable turn-around of the economy, the government needs to prioritise absorption of the youth in the workforce by scaling up infrastructure projects that create employment in urban…

A good day for people and for the ocean:” Greenpeace lauds Gambia’s government for stopping the expansion of major fishmeal and fish oil plant

April 2021

Greenpeace Africa welcomes the Gambian government's decision, which comes only days after Greenpeace Africa and Gambian environmental activists have condemned the expansion of the Golden Lead factory. Such plants are…

Deadly Pesticide Used in Kenya Despite Warnings Over Ineffective Safety Measures: Greenpeace

March 2021

Investigations by Greenpeace’s UK journalism unit, Unearthed, and Swiss NGO, Public Eye reveals how global pesticide giant Syngenta – and its predecessor companies (ICI and Zeneca) – has known for…

Pollution is destroying Lake Nakuru

March 2021

Nakuru used to be known as the flamingo town, but not any more. Thousands of flamingos have migrated to other areas. With the rise of population in Nakuru, flora and…

Greenpeace Africa calls on The Gambian government to stop land grabbing and fishmeal/oil factories' expansion

March 2021

Gunjur, The Gambia, 18 March 2021– A Chinese fishmeal factory named Golden Lead based in Gunjur, The Gambia, has recently expanded their factory by grabbing land from women growing vegetables.

HANDS OFF WOMEN AT THE FRONTLINE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM

March 2021

Extractive industries, which favour men in employment, have long been linked to the systemic economic disenfranchisement of women - and an increased reliance on men. The exacerbating power dynamic is…

Committed Political Leadership and Regional Cooperation Needed to Address Africa’s Climate Emergency.

March 2021

Climate change and COVID-19 continue to wreak havoc upon communities in Africa. Droughts, floods, cyclones, and locust invasions have caused far reaching damage to communities, livelihoods, ecosystems and infrastructure.

Greenpeace Africa responds to reports of violence against Student protestors

March 2021

With non-violence at the core of our value system, Greenpeace Africa is disheartened by the violence displayed by the South African Police Service (SAPS) against student protesters in Braamfontein.

Why is Fossil Capital incompatible with social justice?

February 2021

The world we live in has been built around an economic system that prioritises never ending growth over the welfare of people and planet. And fossil fuels are at the…

Greenpeace Africa responds to worsening Gauteng air quality

February 2021

Air pollution in South Africa has reached dangerously unhealthy levels. Twice in the last week residents across several communities in Johannesburg and Pretoria were exposed to high levels of Sulphur…

Greenpeace Africa calls for full disclosure around state spying

February 2021

Responding to a reading by Advocate Pretorius at today’s State Capture Enquiry.

Ramaphosa must not "mess up" Just Transition: SONA

February 2021

In response to President Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (SONA) this evening, Greenpeace Africa Climate and Energy Campaigner Nhlanhla Sibisi has said:

Greenpeace Africa responds to Ramaphosa's Davos address

January 2021

26 January 2021, Johannesburg — Responding to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s comments at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda this morning, Greenpeace Africa’s Climate and Energy Campaign Manager Happy Khambule has…

20 Things to take from 2020

December 2020

In many obvious ways, the past year is a period that would best be forgotten. A once-in-a-century pandemic that brought with it a high death toll and sickness, loneliness and…

Netflix heartthrob ‘bares all’ for Greenpeace anti-plastic campaign

December 2020

Greenpeace Africa has partnered with local actor and Netflix newcomer Ryle De Morny in a cheeky Instagram takeover to expose the true extent of the plastic industry's exploits. The aim…

Where there's smoke

December 2020

eMbalenhle township, settled in the coalfields of Mpumalanga province. These are the people over whom Sasol has always chosen its profits. These are their stories.

Greenpeace Africa statement on the Engen Wentworth Oil Refinery Explosion

December 2020

The explosion at the Engen Oil Refinery in Wentworth, Durban is the third environmental disaster to occur in KwaZulu-Natal within the past three months, the former being Transnet’s crude oil…

Combatting Gender-Based Violence during COVID-19

December 2020

With the threat of the current climate crisis, economic recession and the COVID-19 global pandemic, the women of South Africa face another threat daily – gender-based violence (GBV).

Greenpeace Africa statement on WWF independent review of human rights violations

December 2020

Human rights violations and abuses are unacceptable under any circumstances. The Independent Panel report makes it clear that “WWF has not fulfilled its human rights commitments.”  

Renewable Energy is key in closing the gap for off-grid rural communities.

December 2020

Rural communities have so far not been able to access stable and affordable power. Renewable energy should be used to bridge the gap for off-grid communities and reduce the effects…