September 8, 2017

Don’t Nuke The Climate Debate, 11 September 2017

Don’t nuke the climate debate Panel co-hosted by Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa and Inala A cold war debate: Russian and US No Nukes Activists tell […]
September 8, 2017

Seminar on nuclear energy as ongoing governance threat, 12 September 2017

Seminar on nuclear energy as ongoing governance threat You are invited for Conversation: Date/time: Tuesday, 12 September, 12:30-2pm Venue: Mwalimu House, Classroom G, Wits Management Campus, […]
July 3, 2017

About the forums

INTRODUCTION The various programs and forums in ELA serves as a platform that provides public response to the increasing discontent the public has regarding energy, sustainability, […]
July 3, 2017

Mabula Mine Court Case Press Release

Civil society and community coalition wins crucial concession in fight against coal mine in water hotspot   Yesterday, the interdict application launched by the coalition of […]
March 8, 2017


Media Release 08 March 2017. Today the North Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of environmental justice organisation Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA), and referred the appeal […]
June 4, 2010

Inadequate response from the DWA to the acid mine drainage crisis on the West Rand

The South African Department of Water Affairs’ (DWA) account of the action taken to address the decant of acid mine water on the West Rand in […]
March 20, 2010

Uranium – the risks for our health and environment

Uranium is a heavy metal that is radioactive and toxic. It is mined for the nuclear industry. On the Witwatersrand uranium is present in the gold-bearing […]
February 8, 2010

Acid mine water flows into wetland

Acid mine water is pouring out of an old mine shaft on the West Rand, near Randfontein. The water is untreated and contains toxic heavy metals, […]
February 2, 2010

Wonderfonteinspruit Remediation Action Plan

The government invited public comment on its ‘Remediation Action Plan for the Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area’. This is its plan to clean up certain areas that are polluted with […]
January 19, 2010

Latest acid mine drainage crisis calls for a constructive response from civil society

Media Release 19 January 2010 From: Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (Acid Mine Drainage Working Group) Endorsed by: Legal Resources Centre, Federation for a Sustainable Environment, The GreenHouse […]
November 20, 2009

Acid mine water about 30cm below the ground on West Rand

According to Rand Uranium measurements, the level of acid water in the Western Basin is 0.3m from the surface! It could just take one big rainstorm […]
November 3, 2009

Government plans to clean up Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area

Public participation process underway Workshops are being held to inform the public of the government plans to clean up sites in the Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area that […]
October 20, 2009

ELA Jhb Acid Mine Drainage Working Group

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg’s Acid Mine Drainage Working Group was formed in July 2009 in response to the growing crisis of acid mine drainage on the Witwatersrand. […]
October 20, 2009

Taking action on acid mine drainage

The problems related to acid mine drainage (AMD) are going to be with us for decades, if not hundreds, of years to come, so it is […]