April 23, 2018

TODAY: LOCAL ENVIROMENTAL HEROES AWARDED THE GOLDMAN PRIZE IN SAN FRANCISCO, USA

23 APRIL 2017 Today – almost exactly a year to the day since winning the nuclear court case – it was announced that the two women […]
April 4, 2018

Press release: Battle against the climate-destroying coal IPPs escalates

Battle against the climate-destroying coal IPPs escalates APRIL 3, 2018 AT 12:21 PM Environmental activists demonstrate outside the court during the hearing of the first Thabametsi […]
December 7, 2017

What we expect from SA’s Integrated Resource Plan for electricity – 09 November 2017

What we expect from SA’s Integrated Resource Plan for electricity NOVEMBER 9, 2017 AT 1:27 PM Energy Minister David Mahlobo. Image: Moneyweb Media reports indicate that […]
December 7, 2017

Joint Letter to the Minister of Energy – 07 December 2017

The Honourable Mr David Mahlobo, MP Minister of Energy By email: zinhle.mbhele@energy.gov.za; deidre.nkopane@energy.gov.za david.mahlobo@energy.gov.za Copies to: Mr Vusimusi Sekgobela Mr Thami Mthembu Chief of Staff Stakeholder […]
November 10, 2017

EARTHLIFE AFRICA-JHB leads in the global day of action against nuclear energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Johannesburg, 10 November 2017 – The United Nations Climate negotiations currently underway in Bonn, Germany, have the nuclear industry and lobbyists pushing for […]
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 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 […]
July 23, 2010

Toxic mine water and human rights violations on the East Rand

Unpaid mineworkers at Grootvlei mine, on the East Rand, are bravely keeping the pump station working to prevent huge volumes of toxic mine water flowing into […]
June 20, 2010

More about Mapungubwe National Park and what’s at risk from mining activities

On the northern border of Limpopo, the Mapungubwe National Park was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003. As a signatory to the World Heritage Convention, […]
June 20, 2010

Mining threatens Mapungubwe World Heritage site in South Africa

An Australian mining company, Coal of Africa Ltd, has started activities in a sensitive area without a water use license and with what many environmental experts consider […]
June 13, 2010

Stream of acid, the Tweelopiespruit

The Tweelopiespruit is a stream that flows through the Krugersdorp Game Reserve on the West Rand, near Johannesburg, South Africa.    Acid mine water has been […]
June 13, 2010

Inadequate treatment of acid water flowing into the Tweelopiespruit

  The Tweelopiespruit is a stream that flows through the Krugersdorp Game Reserve on the West Rand, near Johannesburg, South Africa  The treatment process being undertaken […]