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Recycling is a “false solution” to plastic pollution

July 2020

Greenpeace Africa Plastic Campaigner Amos Wemanya explains why recycling is a “false solution” to Africa’s plastic pollution crisis

Health & the Reuse Revolution: Is disposable safer than reusable? Let’s consult the science

July 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, many companies have rightly taken steps to limit contamination in their restaurants and stores. In an emergency, they chose to ban the use of…

Systems Change is the answer. People Change is the authentic solution

June 2020

I have never experienced anything of the same magnitude as what we are currently going through. 2020 is the year of disruption.

Greenpeace Africa stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter to end systemic racism

June 2020

We, the Board of Directors of Greenpeace Africa, stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement to denounce the systemic racially-motivated discrimination and police brutality targeting black people and…

Greenpeace Launches The Story of Plastic Documentary; Calls for A Total Ban on Single-Use Plastics

June 2020

Johannesburg, 2 June 2020 – This World Environment Day, Greenpeace Africa will be screening The Story of Plastic, a new documentary directed and produced by Deia Schlosberg. This documentary exposes…

Greenpeace Launches The Story of Plastic Documentary; Calls for A Total Ban on Single-Use Plastics

June 2020

Nairobi, 2 June 2020 – This World Environment Day,  Greenpeace Africa will be screening The Story of Plastic, a new documentary directed and produced by Deia Schlosberg. This documentary exposes…

Eskom seeks to deepen South Africa's air pollution crisis

May 2020

15 May 2020, Johannesburg — Media reported today that Eskom is seeking to delay the closure of three of its ancient coal-fired power stations – Grootvlei, Camden and Hendrina. In…

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…

Cameroon government pushes new logging plans amidst a global coronavirus crisis

April 2020

Yaoundé, 26 March 2020 – Greenpeace Africa joins a call by local people in Cameroon’s Littoral Region to immediately cancel government plans to turn an area of nearly 150,000 hectares…

CAFI and illegal award of DRC logging concessions

March 2020

Dear Ms. Bretas, Let me first extend my best wishes to the Board in this time of global crisis. We’re writing with reference to CAFI’s silence regarding the illegal award…

A letter to the COVID 19

March 2020

Dear Coronavirus I was on a plane to Durban a few weeks ago to see Durban Greenpeace Africa Volunteers for our usual meetings and planning of activities. A lady sneezed…

Government’s Plan to Import Maize, a Slap on the Face for Local Farmers

March 2020

Nairobi, 13 March 2020-  The Strategic Food Reserve Oversight Board (SFR) has issued an advisory for the importation of 2 million bags of white maize before May to curb a…

Congo's Environment Minister must react to the first major logging scandal since assuming office

March 2020

Kinshasa, 4 March 2020 – Following reports that the DRC Environment and Sustainable Development Minister, Claude Nyamugabo, signed at least nine logging concession contracts in January [1], Greenpeace Africa joins…

West Africa breaks free from Plastic | Time to celebrate Victories

February 2020

Last week, an important decision was taken by the Senegalese Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. Starting April this year, all water sachets and plastic cups will be banned in…

Greenpeace Africa Lauds Plans to Roll Out Off-Grid Solar Electricity in Kenya

February 2020

Nairobi, 20 February 2020 — Responding to the news that the Government of Kenya has partnered with the World Bank to finance off-grid solar projects in Kenya,  Amos Wemanya, Greenpeace…

SONA a lightbulb moment for Ramaphosa

February 2020

Johannesburg, 13 February 2020 — In response to the President’s State of the Nation address, Greenpeace Africa’s Political Advisor, Happy Khambule, has said: “Greenpeace Africa welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement…

Greenpeace Africa stands with jailed community leaders in Kisangani: “Environmental criminals belong behind bars - not people fighting for justice”

February 2020

Kinshasa, 13 February 2020 Greenpeace Africa joins a call for the release of five community leaders from Yalifombo, who will again appear in court next week in Kisangani after their…

Air pollution from fossil fuels costs the world R120 billion every day: Greenpeace

February 2020

Johannesburg, 12 February 2020 – Air pollution from burning fossil fuels – primarily coal, oil, and gas – is attributed to an estimated 4.5 million deaths each year worldwide and…

Greenpeace Africa: "The future of Saint Louis fishermen weighed down by decades of poor governance"

February 2020

February 11, 2020, Dakar. Following the fishermen’s demonstrations in Saint Louis and their demand for fishing licenses in Mauritania, Greenpeace Africa explains the roots causes for the crisis and proposes…

Greenpeace Africa calls on new Chair of the African Union, President Cyril Ramaphosa, to make 2020 the year of pan-African climate action

February 2020

Johannesburg, 10 February 2020 – Upon commencing his year-long tenure as chair of the African Union, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa must seize the opportunity to unify the continent on…

The climate crisis is an ocean crisis – Greenpeace report calls for urgent global political response to ocean breakdown

December 2019

Madrid, 4 December 2019 – The impact of the climate crisis on our oceans has far-reaching implications for biodiversity and humankind, requiring an urgent global political response in the next…

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: