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 against the environmental authorisation for a new coal-fired power station back to the Minister of Environmental Affairs on the basis that its climate change impacts had not properly been considered. In South Africa’s first climate change lawsuit, ELA challenged Environmental Affairs’ Minister Molewa’s rejection of its appeal against the approval given to the proposed Thabametsi coal-fired power station in Limpopo. The approval was granted …

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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 Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the 10th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, begins in Lima- Peru. The UNFCCC is an international treaty to cooperatively act on climate change and the Kyoto Protocol is a legally binding agreement between signatory countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. COP 17 captured the interest of South Africa when it …

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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.