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Annual Report 2018

November 2019

Every year has its lessons, and 2018 brought with it major victories as well as challenges for Greenpeace Africa (GPAF). It was the second year of our three-year strategic plan…

10 key facts about the Southern Right whale and why it's important to protect their habitat

November 2019

Whales are very important for the oceans. It could be said that they are “ecosystem engineers” because they help, in various ways, to keep life at sea healthy by redistributing…

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…

Greenpeace Africa on floods across the continent: “Without Climate Action we’ll be queuing for Noah’s Ark”

November 2019

Nairobi, 5 November 2019 – With floods hitting at least 16 African countries [1], Greenpeace Africa urges leaders to act for the people and against climate change. Rains have increasingly…

Greenpeace Africa commends Laikipia county’s investment in solar

October 2019

Nairobi, 22 October 2019 Greenpeace Africa commends Laikipia county’s move to invest in 40MW solar energy plant. Investing in clean renewable energy sources will facilitate increased access to modern energy…

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…

President Tshisekedi’s noble Ambitions in New York require tough Action in Kinshasa

September 2019

Kinshasa, 23 September 2019 – President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi spoke today (Monday) at the UN Secretary General  Climate Action Summit of the strategic…

Greenpeace responds to Ramaphosa's statements at G7 Summit

August 2019

29 August 2019, Johannesburg — President Cyril Ramaphosa made comments at the G7 summit this week calling for international political players to rally with South Africa in mitigating climate change.…

Securing indigenous people’s land rights must be a priority for forest protection in Cameroon

August 2019

Yaoundé, 9 August – On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Indigenous People, Greenpeace Africa joins the indigenous people of Cameroon in demanding that companies responsible…

Nestlé swaps throwaway plastic for throwaway paper on snack bars

July 2019

Vevey, Switzerland – Nestlé announced today it has switched from plastic packaging to paper wrappers for its YES! snack bars, and that it plans to roll this out for other…

Greenpeace: moratorium can help stop senseless whale deaths

June 2019

28 June 2019, Johannesburg: Responding to news that a second humpback whale has died off the coast of False Bay from being entangled in octopus fishery nets, Melita Steele, Senior…

Media expedition to understand the Congo Basin forest’s peatlands

June 2019

Kinshasa, June 14, 2019 – Greenpeace Africa and scientists from the Universities of Leeds (UK) and Kisangani (DRC) are organising an expedition to the peatlands of the Congo Basin forest,…

UMOJA

June 2019

Supporter Newsletter – Jan 2019 In this edition of Umoja, we hand over the reins to our vibrant volunteer network around the continent. Volunteers from Cameroon, Senegal, Kenya, the DRC…

'Clean air isn't a luxury; it's a basic human right': Greenpeace

June 2019

Johannesburg, 5 June 2019 – This World Environment Day we face the reality that more than 9 out of 10 people globally are breathing unsafe air. “Clean air isn’t a…

Greenpeace Africa Welcomes Tanzania’s Move to Ban Plastic Bags

June 2019

Nairobi, 4 June 2019 – Tanzania has announced a nationwide ban on the use of plastic bags starting from June 1, 2019. Tanzania follows similar steps by Kenya and Rwanda;…

Greenpeace Africa calls on new cabinet to light the way to a better future

May 2019

Johannesburg, 30 May 2019: Responding to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet announcement late last night, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Political Advisor, Happy Khambule has said: “Greenpeace Africa takes this opportunity to congratulate…

You only have one shot, so make it count!

May 2019

Do you love taking photos with your mobile phone? Than our The Art of Mobile Phone Photography guide, is just the thing for you. Download it for free and become…

Greenpeace Africa welcomes move by Energy Minister to boost rooftop solar

May 2019

Johannesburg, 16 May 2019 — Media reported Wednesday that Energy Minister Jeff Radebe, has written a letter to NERSA informing the regulator that it can consider granting licences to small-scale…

Tropical Cyclone Idai and the African Spirit

March 2019

I phone my sister in Beira. Each time I call, the ringing seems to continue for longer and longer. Each time she picks up, the relief is the same. I…

Standing strong through the storm

March 2019

Johannesburg, 18 March 2019 — Death tolls in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe continue to rise after Idai made landfall in Mozambique on Thursday. As news of tragedy spreads in the…

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…

Greenpeace Africa in Solidarity with the People of Kenya

January 2019

Nairobi, 16 January 2019 – Following the unfortunate terror attacks on Dusit D2 Hotel on 14 Riverside Drive, Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi has said: “We condemn in the…

Greenpeace Africa responds to the appointment of Nomvula Mokonyane as new Minister of Environmental Affairs

November 2018

“Greenpeace Africa takes this opportunity to congratulate Minister Nomvula Mokonyane on her appointment as Minister of Environmental Affairs, as announced today by President Cyril Ramaphosa. We would however like to…

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…

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:

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…

Pressing forward with Greenpeace Africa: gender parity worth emulating

March 2018

A question that keeps lurking in my mind in our competitive world is: “Does gender equality make the world a better place?” I will say YES! It’s saddening after how…

Greenpeace Africa’s Executive Director Wins a Prestigious Human Rights Award

January 2018

Nairobi, January 30, 2018: Greenpeace Africa’s Executive Director, Njeri Kabeberi, has won the 2017 Munir Mazrui ‘Lifetime Achievement Human Rights Defenders Award’ in a ceremony organised by the National Coalition…

UMOJA

January 2018

In this January edition, learn about our journey through the Congo Basin forest, the Climate March at the UN Climate Conference in Bonn, what we got upto on International Coastal…

UMOJA

September 2017

This edition is packed with victories, from the Congo forest to supermarkets in Australia phasing out single use plastics.

Celebrating Women’s Day with Jenn Coles

August 2017

"One small act of kindness has a ripple effect as it reverberates in individual’s lives, in communities and ultimately in transforming the very fabric of our beloved country."

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…

We speak for the trees

June 2017

When Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s largest logging company, threw two multi-million dollar lawsuits at Greenpeace and Stand.Earth for speaking out for the protection of the Canadian boreal forest, people around…

How Trump succeeds to put himself on the wrong side of history on climate change

June 2017

For many watching the environmental space in South Africa, this was late night news that came with very little surprise. It had been a long day, filled with bitter anticipation…

2017 Annual Report

May 2017

In 2017, we laid the groundwork for an environmental movement in Africa. Overall, Greenpeace Africa had a great year and we are looking forward to an even more impactful 2018,…

Shark fins found aboard foreign fishing vessels during Greenpeace - Guinea patrol

April 2017

Conakry 9th April 2017 - Shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels during a joint surveillance conducted by Greenpeace and Guinean fishery authorities. One of the vessels…

"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 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…

How does ‘organic food’ affect your body?

January 2017

Is the food you and your family eat everyday really free from synthetic chemical pesticides? Join us. Challenge yourself to switch to organic food  and help promote pesticide-free food for families…

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!

UMOJA - Supporter Newsletter

October 2016

This first issue of the newsletter is dedicated to you, our loyal supporters who makes our work possible.

Njeri Kabeberi appointed as Greenpeace Africa Executive Director

September 2016

Johannesburg, September 25, 2016: Kenyan born Njeri Kabeberi, has been named as Executive Director for Greenpeace Africa after an extensive search for a combination of skills required to drive the…

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…

Greenpeace turns 45!

September 2016

Today Greenpeace Celebrates its 45th anniversary. 45 years ago a group of men and women found in them the courage to establish what has now become an internationally renowned environmental…

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…

2016 Annual Report

April 2016

For Greenpeace Africa, 2016 was critical in defining a new pathway, a new trajectory and a new beginning for Greenpeace on the continent. READ more in our 2016 Annual Report