Join a great Team!! Finance officer position open

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg is looking for a Finance officer for the Sustainable Energy & Climate Change Project (SECCP)


Job Title: Finance Officer

Job Description: The Finance Officer will be responsible for assisting the Senior Finance Officer with all matters
relating to Finance, Admin, and H.R. matters. This is a full-time position and the successful candidate
will be located in Johannesburg.
Salary is dependent upon experience.

Candidate Requirements: Bookkeeping qualification (to Trial Balance) and computer skills. Experience in the NGO sector. Knowledge of QuickBooks. Good command of the English language, both written and verbal and the ability to write clearly and concisely. Good, all-round knowledge of finance and office procedures. Self-motivated, able to work independently and willing to learn.

Applications close: 29 September 2014

Application Requirements: Covering letter. CV with three contactable references.
Contact: Janet Jackson, Earthlife Africa Jhb
Email: seccp[at]



Press Release: World Expert on Nuclear Economics, Professor Stephen Thomas, Visits South Africa

Earthlife Africa Jhb
Johannesburg, 12th of September 2014

Rumours of a new ‘red’, or Russian built, nuclear power station are rife at present in the South African media, fuelled by events such as President Jacob Zuma’s unexpected and unexplained trip to Russia two weeks ago. The rumours, and the lack of transparency surrounding the possibility of another nuclear build, have left many pondering the cost feasibility of more nuclear energy. If nuclear energy makes so much financial sense, why then is it treated with such secrecy by the national government? Next week the much renowned nuclear economist Professor Stephen Thomas, hosted by Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, will be holding public lectures (see below) at various universities to unpack some of the myths surrounding the technology and financing options for further nuclear energy roll out. Continue reading

South Africa’s unwillingness to move from nuclear and coal power will lead to catastrophic climate change for the profit of a few, writes Sipho Kings


In his State of the Nation address this year, President Jacob Zuma said the energy department had committed to building more nuclear power stations, generating around 9 600 megawatts of nuclear energy a year. He also said a new coal power station would be built, in addition to the two mega-stations underway at Medupi and Kusile. Unfortunately, renewable technology only got a perfunctory nod.

This decision goes against South Africa’s international climate change commitments, Continue reading

Earthlife Africa’s Johannesburg branch was founded in 1988 to mobilise civil society around environmental issues in relation to people.