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TODAY: LOCAL ENVIROMENTAL HEROES AWARDED THE GOLDMAN PRIZE IN SAN FRANCISCO, USA

23 APRIL 2017 Today – almost exactly a year to the day since winning the nuclear court case – it was announced that the two women […]

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TODAY: LOCAL ENVIROMENTAL HEROES AWARDED THE GOLDMAN PRIZE IN SAN FRANCISCO, USA

23 APRIL 2017 Today – almost exactly a year to the day since winning the nuclear court case – it was announced that the two women […]

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Press release: Battle against the climate-destroying coal IPPs escalates

Battle against the climate-destroying coal IPPs escalates APRIL 3, 2018 AT 12:21 PM Environmental activists demonstrate outside the court during the hearing of the first Thabametsi […]

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What we expect from SA’s Integrated Resource Plan for electricity – 09 November 2017

What we expect from SA’s Integrated Resource Plan for electricity NOVEMBER 9, 2017 AT 1:27 PM Energy Minister David Mahlobo. Image: Moneyweb Media reports indicate that […]

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Joint Letter to the Minister of Energy – 07 December 2017

The Honourable Mr David Mahlobo, MP Minister of Energy By email: zinhle.mbhele@energy.gov.za; deidre.nkopane@energy.gov.za david.mahlobo@energy.gov.za Copies to: Mr Vusimusi Sekgobela Mr Thami Mthembu Chief of Staff Stakeholder […]

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Global Day of Action 11 November 2017

EARTHLIFE AFRICA-JHB leads in the global day of action against nuclear Johannesburg, 10 November 2017 – The United Nations Climate negotiations currently underway in Bonn, Germany, […]

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EARTHLIFE AFRICA-JHB leads in the global day of action against nuclear energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Johannesburg, 10 November 2017 – The United Nations Climate negotiations currently underway in Bonn, Germany, have the nuclear industry and lobbyists pushing for […]

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Don’t Nuke The Climate Debate, 11 September 2017

Don’t nuke the climate debate Panel co-hosted by Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa and Inala A cold war debate: Russian and US No Nukes Activists tell […]

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Seminar on nuclear energy as ongoing governance threat, 12 September 2017

Seminar on nuclear energy as ongoing governance threat You are invited for Conversation: Date/time: Tuesday, 12 September, 12:30-2pm Venue: Mwalimu House, Classroom G, Wits Management Campus, […]

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Mabula Mine Court Case Press Release

Civil society and community coalition wins crucial concession in fight against coal mine in water hotspot   Yesterday, the interdict application launched by the coalition of […]

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VICTORY IN SA’S FIRST CLIMATE CHANGE CASE

Media Release 08 March 2017. Today the North Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of environmental justice organisation Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA), and referred the appeal […]

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Thabametsi Court Hearing – Newsflash & MR

MEDIA RELEASE:  From the courtroom: What happened at the hearing of SA’s first climate change case In South Africa’s first climate change court case last week, […]

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Press Release: Earthlife Africa warns Eskom that the new IRP is abuse against women

Press Release: Earthlife Africa warns Eskom that the new IRP is abuse against women FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg, 29th of November, 2016 On […]

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Press Release: Earthlife Africa to host the Nuclear-Free Future Awards 2016

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg:  11 November 2016  Press Release:  Earthlife Africa to host the Nuclear-Free Future Awards 2016  For Immediate Release: Johannesburg, As South Africa lies on […]

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KEEP NUKES OUT OF COP, KEEP NUKES OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA- 18 November 2016

Join in the March! Earthlife Africa Johannesburg invites you to march to KEEP NUKES OUT OF COP, KEEP NUKES OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA- 18 November 2016. […]

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Press release: Let the courts decide

Press release: Let the courts decide 8 October 2016. SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa Jhb are seeking justice in the courts. In an interview with Fin24, Rosatom’s […]

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Environmental organisation turns to court over new coal-fired power plant

Environmental organisation turns to court over new coal-fired power plant 1st of September 2016. On Tuesday, 23 August 2016, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA), represented by the Centre for […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: EARTHLIFE AFRICA JOHANNESBURG CONFERENCE GEARED TO SHAKE UP THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT IN SA OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS

EARTHLIFE AFRICA JOHANNESBURG CONFERENCE GEARED TO SHAKE UP THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT IN SA OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 30th of August 2016. Earthlife […]

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City silent on Kelvin Power Station facts: Earthlife Africa to demonstrate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City silent on Kelvin Power Station facts: Earthlife Africa to demonstrate Johannesburg, 24th of August 2016. Earthlife Africa Johannesburg will protest on Thursday […]

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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT: THE NUCLEAR- FREE FUTURE AWARDS 2016

Johannesburg, 29th July 2016. This year’s NFFAward laureates come from Ethiopia, France, the Netherlands, Turkey, and South Africa. Since 1998 the Nuclear-Free Future Award has honored […]

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BECAUSE YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE TO HOLD YOUR BREATH FOR ELECTRICITY- EARTHLIFE AFRICA TO PROTEST KELVIN POWER STATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The City of Johannesburg has a dirty secret. One, which sadly has escaped the debates ahead of the local government elections on August […]

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Press release: SA – Don’t Nuke AFRICA!

Earthlife Africa-Johannesburg Press release: SA – Don’t Nuke AFRICA! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 May 2016: To commemorate Africa Day on 25 May 2016, Earthlife Africa-Johannesburg (ELA) […]

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Press release: Renewable energy can reduce electricity tariffs

Press release: Renewable energy can reduce electricity tariffs For Immediate Release Johannesburg, 16th, of March 2016- A group of women are set to demonstrate outside Eskom […]

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Press Release: Government attempts to undermine legal case against nuclear

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg Press Release: Government attempts to undermine legal case against nuclear For immediate release: Johannesburg, 10 March 2016- Government correspondence provided to Earthlife Africa […]

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PRESS STATEMENT: Civil society unanimously contest Nuclear EIA, while Ministers who speak out against nuclear get axed

14 December 2015, Johannesburg: In the midst of Nene’s shocking axe from cabinet, most probably because Treasury openly questioned the risky nuclear procurement process, civil society […]

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Press Release: Earthlife Africa Jhb marches against a failed COP and for urgent local action

Press Release: Earthlife Africa Jhb marches against a failed COP and for urgent local action 08 December 2015, Johannesburg Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, 8th of December 2015, […]

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Press Release: Largest climate march in Africa to take place in Johannesburg

Press Release: Largest climate march in Africa to take place in Johannesburg Earthlife Africa Johannesburg Date: 27th November 2015 Tomorrow Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, and its partner […]

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Press Release: Johannesburg’s Kelvin Power Station casts a shadow over Africities Summit

Johannesburg, 27th November 2015- From the 29th of November to the 3rd of December 2015 representatives from local governments around Africa will meet in Johannesburg for […]

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Press Release: Earthlife Africa Jhb prepares for one of the largest climate marches in Africa

Press Release: Earthlife Africa Jhb prepares for one of the largest climate marches in Africa Earthlife Africa Johannesburg Date: 26th November 2015 On Saturday the 28th […]

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Earthlife Africa kick-starts 16 Days of Activism with anti-nuke protest

Press Release: Earthlife Africa kick-starts 16 Days of Activism with anti-nuke protest Earthlife Africa Johannesburg Date: 24th November 2015 The 25th of November is the International […]

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Earthlife Africa Jhb targets 2015 climate march at destructive coal

Press Release: Earthlife Africa Jhb targets 2015 climate march at destructive coal Earthlife Africa Johannesburg Date: 24th November 2015 Although climate activists have been denied the […]

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Press Release: Earthlife Africa Jhb Opposes French Crackdown on Climate Action

Earthlife Africa Jhb The French government has banned large-scale mobilisations at this year’s UNFCCC COP21 in Paris. Earthlife Africa Jhb opposes this move, which we see […]

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Earthlife Africa to protest false climate solutions solutions

Press Release: Earthlife Africa to protest false climate solutions solutions Earthlife Africa Jhb FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Johannesburg, 19th of October 2015, Earthlife Africa Jhb and its […]

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Press Release: Court Action Earthlife Africa Jhb and SAFCEI draw the line on Joemat- Pettersson’s secret nuclear deal

Earthlife Africa Jhb and Southern Africa Faith Communities Environment Institution 15th October 2015 Embargoed until 12 noon 15th October 2015 Environmental justice organisations, Earthlife Africa Jhb […]

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NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PROCUREMENT – LEGAL CHALLENGE

INVITATION TO PRESS BRIEFING   From: Earthlife Africa Jhb (ELA) and Southern Africa Faith Communities Environment Institution (SAFCEI) Venue: Civicus House, located at 24 Gwi Gwi […]

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Press Release: Bizarre nuclear dreams at holiday resort press briefing

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg – The Department of Energy today called a press briefing to discuss the Intergovernmental Framework Agreements that have now finally been submitted […]

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Press Release: The Nuclear Showdown: Experts debate on the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power for South Africa

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg- South Africa is in the grip of an electricity crisis, with loadshedding becoming an almost daily occurrence. The shortage of electricity and […]

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Press Release: Earthlife Africa march on the French Consulate to demand an end to coal

Earthlife Africa Jhb Tomorrow, on the 15th of May 2015, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and over a thousand protesters will march on the French consulate in Johannesburg. […]

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Press Release: Earthlife Africa to March on French Consulate

Earthlife Africa Jhb On the 15th of May, over a thousand protesters will descended upon the French Consulate in Johannesburg. The protesters will march on the […]

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Press Release: Earthlife Africa Johannesburg challenge François Hollande and GDF Suez to end coal and save lives

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg, 29th of April, 2015- Environmental justice organisation, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, will picket for the third time in two weeks outside of the […]

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Press Release: GDF Suez is a pollution CEO not a Climate CEO, claim Earthlife Africa

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg, 24th of April, 2015- Environmental justice organisation, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, will be holding a second picket outside of the French based company […]

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Press Release: GDF Suez set to increase climate change in South Africa, Earthlife to Protest

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg, 14th of April, 2015- Environmental justice organisation, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, will be holding a series of pickets over the next two weeks […]

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Press Release: Women unite against nuclear procurement

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg, 18th of March, 2015- In celebration of International Women’s Week 2015, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Women Energy and Climate Change Forum […]

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Joint Media Release: Another five years of toxic pollution by Eskom

Centre for Environmental Rights Earthlife Africa (Johannesburg) groundWork (Friends of the Earth South Africa) Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 24 February 2015 – The Department […]

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Press Release: State of the Nation Address offers no relief to the Eskom crisis

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg, 12th of February, 2015 – The energy crisis was first on the agenda for President Jacob Zuma’s 2015 State of the Nation […]

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Press Release: Eskom owes South Africa an apology

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg, 15th of January, 2015- Eskom’s State of the Power System press briefing today left much to be desired. Besides issues on financial […]

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Press Release: No good tidings in Christmas nuclear announcement

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg – As South Africa prepares for Christmas festivities, the government announced on Wednesday the 17th of December 2014, that it is ready […]

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Press Release: Russian Nuclear Report Exposes Rosatom

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg – President Zuma’s mysterious visit to Russia in August 2014, and the intergovernmental nuclear partnership agreement signed with Russian state owned nuclear […]

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Press Release: Will South Africa own up to its carbon pollution at COP 20?

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg – It’s that time of year again. Today the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) of the United […]

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Press Release: Governments’ nuclear plan ignores its own energy advice

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg – Despite public outrage at the secretive procurement agreements signed by Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and various nuclear vendor countries in September, […]

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