Legacy Warnings!

The threat Around Johannesburg the impact of uranium mining is widely detectable. Huge parts of its population struggling with its Legacy. South Africa is the only African country running two nuclear power stations. One as a source of energy, the second infamous for its accidents. The president Jacob Zuma pushes a program to extend its nuclear capacities by 9600MW in what would be the biggest infrastructural project for the country ever. Other African countries showing interest in nuclear as well. The Legacy and tradition of grassroots protest makes the opposing …

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PRESS RELEASE: Budget allows business to sparkle but dulls on environment

PRESS RELEASE Earthlife Africa Johannesburg Budget allows business to sparkle but dulls on environment Johannesburg, February 26, 2014 – Environmentally-minded South Africans listened anxiously to the budget speech delivered by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan this evening. Their anxiety fuelled by the passing of the fast-tracked Infrastructure Development Bill by the National Assembly the night before. The Bill aims to streamline efforts from various government spheres to approve and build large infrastructure projects, such as more coal-fired and nuclear power stations, which will badly degrade environmental and human health in …

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Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Federation for a Sustainable Environment cautiously welcome signs of progress on plans to deal with acid mine drainage

9 March 2012 Earthlife Africa Johannesburg(ELA Jhb) and the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) commends the South African Human Rights Commission for their organisation and facilitation of the two-day workshop: “Exploring options for treatment of acid mine drainage (AMD).” The initiative resulted in a way forward to address some key concerns relating to the AMD action plan for the Witwatersrand and the way in which it is being implemented. For the first time since the Inter-ministerial Committee’s “Team of Experts” report was made public in February 2011[i], representatives of …

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