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 outside of the French based company GDF Suez’s offices in Woodmead, Johannesburg. Earthlife Africa Johannesburg demands that the company, which is owned 35% by the French government, pulls out of coal in South Africa entirely and funds renewable energy instead. Earthlife Africa Johannesburg’s pickets will be at GDF Suez offices (located at 6-10 Woodlands Drive, Woodmead, Johannesburg) from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on …

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Press Release: Civil society demands shift in power generation

Johannesburg October 10, 2013 – On Friday, a large group of environmental activists will take to the streets of Johannesburg to protest Anglo American Thermal Coal and Vedanta Zinc International’s plans for another coal-fired power station in the Waterberg District, Limpopo. The Waterberg is a water scarce area and communities in the area already experience the effects of coal mining and existing coal-fired power stations: negative health impacts, stress on water supplies and only a handful of long-term local jobs. Civil society organisations therefore oppose the companies’ plans and demand …

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August 1, solidarity picket at Anglo American Headquarters

Leading up to the march on Anglo American on August 6, Earthlife Africa Jhb picketed at the corner of Main and Ferreira Roads in central Johannesburg. Below you can find some pictures and short clips of the protests: Picket on August 1 in solidarity with Foil Vedanta‘s protests in India and the UK: Click here for Earthlife Africa’s Youtube channel and a short clip covering the picket.