Letter to the World Bank on Africa Energy Strategy

Please find the Civil Society Letter to the World Bank on Africa Energy Strategy HERE.

GroundWork and ELA submitted comments on South Africa’s new Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) on 30th April 2021.

The Paris Agreement aims to keep global warming to “well below 2°C” and less than 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures. The achievement of these goals is dependent on the achievement of the NDCs to reduce emissions. Global emissions must be reduced by 45% by 2030...

Sustainable Faith and Livelihoods: The Need to Promote Freedom of Religion or Belief in Development

A Blog Post by Rifqah Tifloen, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg Researcher and Fundraiser Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) is a fundamental human right. It underlies peaceful, stable, and inclusive societies – where people and communities feel fulfilled and connected...

Earthlife Africa JHB and SAFCEI comment on NERSA s34 Concurrence-2500MW-Nuclear

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and SAFCEI call on SA citizens to make their voices heard regarding the SA government’s proposed nuclear energy plans. See the full submission here.  

Earthlife Africa Newsletter – February 2021

Here’s our latest newsletter to kick off the year.  

OPINION: 2021 Vision for Climate Action Should be Optimistic and Affirmative, Inclusive and Service-Oriented, but also Resilient and Idealistic

By Bongiwe Matsoha, Earthlife Africa Researcher As last year drew to an end, and as it is my usual practice, I spent the holidays contemplating all that happened, or should I say ‘didn’t happen’ concerning climate action. 2020 had been earmarked as a key year for...

Earthlife’s Digital Storytellers Practice Their New Skills on Toxic Tour

By Ulrich Steenkamp, Earthlife Africa Nuclear Campaigner When the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown commenced during March of last year, one of the biggest problems communities faced was having a means to convey their grievances. With public meetings,...

Earthlife’s Environmental Rights Legal Training Gives a Voice to Communities Affected by Development Projects

In our work with communities in Gauteng, Limpopo and Eastern Cape we often find that, even though they are the ones who will be most affected by developments proposed in their areas, they are often left out of decision-making processes. This is often a result of not...

Some Hope for the Future as ELA, GreenPeace, groundWork and the Centre for Environmental Rights Appointed to Presidential Coordinating Commission on Climate Change (P4C)

In December last year, President Ramaphosa announced the appointment of the Presidential Coordinating Commission on Climate Change (P4C). According to the Presidency’s website: “The Commission is tasked with advising on South Africa’s climate change response. This...

Have Your Say: SA Public Submit Comments on Proposed New Nuclear Energy

In this press release, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg joins Safcei’s call to SA citizens, encouraging people to make their voices heard regarding the SA government’s proposed nuclear energy plans. See the full story below. Friday 5 February, is the deadline for South...