February 14, 2014

Press Release: President Zuma’s Anti-Environment State of the Nation Speech

President Zuma’s Anti-Environment State of the Nation Speech Earthlife Africa Jhb 13 February 2014 President Zuma’s State of the Nation address was terrible news for both […]
February 12, 2014


UPDATE (2014-02-12, 4:30pm): Our parther the Centre for Environmental Rights has made a submission on Eskom’s variation applications for 14 power stations. The accompanying submission on […]
February 4, 2014

Earthlife Protest at C40: Are mayors part of the problem or leaders towards a better future?

Johannesburg February 3, 2014 – On Wednesday the 5th of Feb., hundreds of climate activists will protest at the C40 summit starting at 10:00am at the […]
January 24, 2014

Press Release: Eskom exposed as one of worst corporations parallel to WEF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Earthlife Africa Johannesburg groundWork (Friends of the Earth South Africa) Eskom exposed as one of worst corporations parallel to WEF Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg, […]
December 5, 2013

Press Release: Eskom risks South African’s health by neglecting to invest in in reducing pollution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Earthlife Africa Johannesburg Centre for Environmental Rights groundWork (Friends of the Earth South Africa) Johannesburg, Gauteng, Thursday 5th December 2013 – Eskom is […]
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 […]
December 20, 2010

Sustainable Energy Briefing 21: Climate Change

COP16 has come and gone. This SE Briefing outlines the science of climate change and the failure of governments, for the past 16 years, to deal […]