April 23, 2018


23 APRIL 2017 Today – almost exactly a year to the day since winning the nuclear court case – it was announced that the two women […]
April 4, 2018

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 […]
December 7, 2017

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 […]
December 7, 2017

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 […]
November 10, 2017

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 […]
February 5, 2011

Stream destroyed by acid mine water

Since 2002, the Tweelopiespruit has been an ‘emergency’ waste pipe for acid mine drainage – toxic water polluted by heavy metals, including uranium, from old mines […]
February 5, 2011

Toxic water floods mine near Springs

The pumps at Grootvlei Mine, near Springs, east of Johannesburg, have stopped. The mine is now being flooded with acid mine drainage – toxic water, polluted […]
February 2, 2011

NGOs call for no-go areas for mining

Media release 1 February 2011 Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA Jhb) supports the call for the Minister of Mineral Resources to exercise her discretion under section 49 […]
January 26, 2011

Civil society demands action on acid mine drainage

Over 40 civil society organisations sent a letter to the Inter Ministerial Committee on Acid Mine Drainage (IMC) raising concerns about the IMC’s activities and lack […]
January 24, 2011

Misleading statements from Director General of DWA on AMD

In an article in The Sunday Times (Review) (page 5, under “So many questions” 23 January 2011), the Director General (DG) of Department of Water Affairs […]
January 7, 2011

Anti-nuclear action in Cape Town

On 27th November 2010, activists from Earthlife Africa Cape Town took to the streets again to warn of the dangers of nuclear power. This time the focus was […]
January 5, 2011

Radiation risks on West Rand

International expert, Professor Chris Busby, warns of health problems related to radioactive uranium present in mine dumps and old slimes dams on the West Rand. (December […]
January 4, 2011

Ministers catching up with AMD?

“The IMC feels that the current proposals are founded on scientific research and engineering instead of simplistic and quick solutions.”  Quote from a 15 December 2010 […]
January 4, 2011

Heavy rains increase acid mine drainage

On the Witwatersrand, the heavy summer rainfall increases acid mine drainage (AMD). A river of untreated and uncontrolled AMD flows on the West Rand – see […]