March 6, 2017

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, […]
February 28, 2017

Thabametsi coal-fired power station threatens local communities’ water security, and poses significant climate change risk

For Immediate Release 28 February 2017 Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA), represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), yesterday submitted comments on the draft climate change […]
February 1, 2017

Post: Director of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg

Director of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg  Position Title: The Director is the leader of the organisation and provides strategic vision while taking care of the human, financial […]
December 14, 2016

UPDATE: NUCLEAR CASE POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 2017 – GOVERNMENT ORDERED TO PAY PUNITIVE COSTS

NEWS RELEASE 13 DECEMBER 2016 UPDATE: NUCLEAR CASE POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 2017 – GOVERNMENT ORDERED TO PAY PUNITIVE COSTS On 13 December 2016, the Western Cape […]
December 13, 2016

NUCLEAR COURT CASE – (13 DECEMBER 2016), CT HIGH COURT

MEDIA ALERT 13 DECEMBER 2016 NUCLEAR COURT CASE – (13 DECEMBER 2016), CT HIGH COURT Today, 13 December, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African […]
March 20, 2010

Uranium – the risks for our health and environment

Uranium is a heavy metal that is radioactive and toxic. It is mined for the nuclear industry. On the Witwatersrand uranium is present in the gold-bearing […]
February 8, 2010

Acid mine water flows into wetland

Acid mine water is pouring out of an old mine shaft on the West Rand, near Randfontein. The water is untreated and contains toxic heavy metals, […]
February 2, 2010

Wonderfonteinspruit Remediation Action Plan

The government invited public comment on its ‘Remediation Action Plan for the Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area’. This is its plan to clean up certain areas that are polluted with […]
October 20, 2009

ELA Jhb Acid Mine Drainage Working Group

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg’s Acid Mine Drainage Working Group was formed in July 2009 in response to the growing crisis of acid mine drainage on the Witwatersrand. […]
October 20, 2009

Taking action on acid mine drainage

The problems related to acid mine drainage (AMD) are going to be with us for decades, if not hundreds, of years to come, so it is […]
October 20, 2009

Fact sheets and articles about acid mine drainage

Some useful resources to find out more about acid mine drainage:  ELA (Jhb) fact sheets (pdf) to download:  AMD Fact sheet 1 AMD fact sheet 2 […]
August 4, 2009

Crisis looms in Gauteng from deadly legacy of mining

In June 2009 there was a real risk that within weeks, or even days, polluted water from abandoned mines would start to flow uncontrollably into the […]
February 5, 2008

“Shocking revelations” about radioactivity in Wonderfonteinspruit

Radioactive levels three times higher than the safe permissible level for human consumption have been found in vegetables grown in wetlands in the Wonderfonteinspruit area between […]
February 5, 2008

10-point plan to solve the electricity crisis

Earthlife Africa is spearheading a civil society campaign to turn the current electricity crisis into an opportunity to shift to a more long-term sustainable approach. We […]