December 18, 2014

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 […]
December 5, 2014


The report, entitled “Russian Nuclear Industry in Review”, is authored by Russian environmental activist and academic Vladimir Slivyak; and provides an insider view into the workings […]
December 4, 2014

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 […]
December 1, 2014

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 […]
November 28, 2014

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, […]
March 13, 2011

Nuclear Disaster in Japan – workers and citizens at high risk

The massive explosion following a cooling problem at one Fukushima’s nuclear reactors, Daiichi,  has not only released radiation and other toxic compounds, but has created an […]
February 28, 2011

Earthlife Africa Jhb Comments on Treasury’s Carbon Tax Proposal

Download ELA Jhb’s comments on Treasury’s Carbon Tax Discussion Paper: Earthlife Africa Jhb Carbon Tax Comments
February 28, 2011

Earthlife Africa Jhb Comments on COFIT

Overarching Concerns On the first page of the COFIT discussion paper, it states: “The support scheme is designed to reward on-site generation of electricity by industries […]
February 18, 2011

Comments on Shell Proposal to Explore for Natural Gas in Karoo Shales

Earthlife Africa Jhb is opposed to Shell (or any other company) exploring Karoo Shale Formations for the purpose of fracking in terms of natural gas extraction. […]
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 […]