Publications

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…

‘We treat human beings like waste by ignoring or brutalising them’

December 2020

Informal communities that rely on the collection and sale of recyclable waste for survival are under threat from all sides. Marius Sullivan explores the fragile existence of the ‘Bagerezi’ in…

The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Nestlé named top plastic polluters for the third year in a row

December 2020

Manila, Philippines - The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Nestlé are ranked as the world’s top plastic polluters for the 3rd consecutive year according to Break Free From Plastic‘s report “BRANDED…

Barbara Creecy’s big announcement better late than never: Greenpeace Africa

December 2020

30 November 2020, Johannesburg -- The Department of Environment, Forest and Fisheries’ (DEFF) announced Monday to pursue criminal prosecution against Eskom for non-compliance with air pollution standards and supplying false…

It is not enough to suspend injustice: Banen communities deserve permanent justice

November 2020

As countries around the world began to reckon with the deadly consequences of the Coronavirus and citizens in Cameroon were scrambling to protect themselves, the Ministry of Forest and Wildlife…

Sinking of the MV Wakashio wreck - letter to Malta

September 2020

Following the grounding of the MV Wakashio off the coast of Malta and the subsequent dumping of the forward cargo section of the ship 35 miles off the coast of…

Mauritius Oil Disaster – Open Letter

September 2020

Following the grounding of the Japanese chartered and owned MV Wakashio, we wrote to you on 24 August 2020, with a number of questions about the Government’s response to this…

Mauritius Oil Disaster - Open Letter: 26 August 2020

August 2020

We appreciate your response to our open letter and intention to respond to the disaster you caused. We called on you to be an example and show that your apology…

Sinking of the MV Wakashio wreck - letter to Malta

August 2020

You are certainly aware of the unfolding oil disaster at the shores of Mauritius, where bulk carrier MV Wakashio - a Japanese ship under the flag of Panama - ran…

Renewable Energy is the Key to Cheaper Electricity in Kenya

August 2020

As the country strives to meet the goal of universal access to electricity, huge development needs to take place in Kenya’s energy sector.

Mauritius Oil Disaster - Open Letter: 24 August 2020

August 2020

On the 25th of July 2020 the MV Wakashio struck a beautiful and irreplaceable coral reef on Mauritius' southeast coast. The oil in the wrecked ship started to leak on…

Oil and gas drilling returns to haunt South African coast

August 2020

Johannesburg, 18 August 2020 — News reports this week indicated that oil and gas drill rig DeepSee Stavanger has arrived in Cape Town en route to Brulpadda prospects off the…

Greenpeace warns against the sinking of MV WAKASHIO into the Indian Ocean

August 2020

Johannesburg, 19 August, 2020. Greenpeace Africa and Greenpeace Japan react to Mauritius’ plans of sinking the front part of the MV Wakashio vessel. Wakashio is a huge vessel, from the…

Mauritius Oil Disaster – Open Letter

August 2020

On the 25th of July 2020 your ship, the MV Wakashio struck a beautiful and irreplaceable coral reef on Mauritius' southeast coast. On the 9th August you publicly expressed an…

Greenpeace Africa and Rainforest Rescue: Joint statement following the suspension of logging plans for Ebo forest

August 2020

Yaoundé, 13 August 2020: The Cameroon Prime Minister’s office announced the suspension of logging plans in Ebo forest* on Tuesday, 11 August. The suspension of logging plans, which Greenpeace Africa…

Greenpeace Africa Welcomes Mozambique’s Plan to Ban Plastic Bags

August 2020

Mozambican Minister of Land and Environment Ivete Maibasse has announced plans to submit a law aiming to ban the use of plastic bags in the country as an effort to…

Lamu Coal Plant: A Bad Energy Source for Kenya

August 2020

The dangers of investing in the Lamu Coal Plant and the various strides taken by environmentalists to halt its implementation

Harnessing Solidarity and Meaningful Engagement to Address Kenya’s Broken Food System

August 2020

COVID-19 and the recurrent extreme weather events caused by the climate crisis have exposed the underlying weaknesses in Kenya’s food system. This has renewed calls for policy adjustments to enable…

Greenpeace Africa response to Mauritius oil spill

August 2020

Johannesburg, South Africa, 7 August, 2020. Greenpeace Africa responds to reports about the MV Wakashio bulk carrier leaking tonnes of diesel and bunker fuel into the Indian Ocean.

Cutting the Hand that Feeds: The Plight of Smallholder Farmers in Kenya

August 2020

In the pre-colonial days of the early 1900s, Africans predominantly farmed finger millet, sorghum, pearl millet, amaranth, jute mallow, spider plant, and lablab, among other indigenous crops. The farms were…

Eskom court ruling kicks consumers while we're down

July 2020

This week, the high court ruled in favour of Eskom in its legal battle with the National Energy Regulator NERSA, allowing Eskom to implement further…

Hope for Senegal’s plastic-free future amid COVID-19

July 2020

New research backed by over a hundred medical experts worldwide confirms that reusables are safe to use during the current global COVID-19 pandemic, for as long as proper hygiene practices…