April 22, 2014

Press Release: Earthlife Africa Jhb to Protest at Anglo American’s AGM

Johannesburg 21 April 2014 – Earlier this month, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) rejected Anglo American Thermal Coal and Vedanta Zinc Inc.’s application of a 600MW […]
April 15, 2014


Johannesburg, 08 April 2014 – Earthlife Africa Johannesburg applauds the Department of Environmental Affairs for living up to its mandate. The Department has put its foot […]
April 1, 2014

Join a great team! 3 open positions with Earthlife

Community Education Officer (SELP): Earthlife Africa Johannesburg is looking for a Community Education Officer for the Sustainable Energy & Livelihoods Project (SELP): SELP is a new […]
March 24, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Earthlife Africa Johannesburg Centre for Environmental Rights groundWork (Friends of the Earth South Africa) ESKOM’S APPLICATION FOR INCREASED AIR POLLUTION FROM ITS KRIEL […]
February 27, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Budget allows business to sparkle but dulls on environment

PRESS RELEASE Earthlife Africa Johannesburg Budget allows business to sparkle but dulls on environment Johannesburg, February 26, 2014 – Environmentally-minded South Africans listened anxiously to the […]
March 17, 2011

Press Release: Reckless Government Decision on 9600MW of Nuclear Power

Earthlife Africa Jhb 17 March 2011 Earthlife Africa Jhb is stunned and appalled that the South African Government decided today to go ahead with 9600MW expansion […]
March 15, 2011

Press Release: Nuclear Energy is Not Safe, Protest at Eskom

Earthlife Africa Jhb 15 March 2011 The nuclear crisis at Japan’s Fukushima plant has added to the massive damage and loss of life resulting from a […]
March 15, 2011

Press Release: Launch of Earthlife Africa Jhb Report, “Second Class Citizens: Gender, energy and climate change in South Africa”

Forty percent of South Africa’s 48 million people are poor, and more than half of poor people are female. Around 2.5 million households are still without […]
March 13, 2011

Press Release: Nuclear Tragedy in Japan, Warning for South Africa

Earthlife Africa Jhb 13 March 2011 Over the past three days, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg has been horrified at events unfolding in Japan. The best available information […]
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 […]