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The impacts of mining on the environment and on the communities that rely on those natural resources Learn more...


Addressing ecosystems that are threatened and endangered by the unauthorised conversion or irresponsible management of virgin land. Learn more...


South Africa faces extraordinary challenges in relation to the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Learn more...

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Media Release: Earthlife Africa’s appeal pushes back new coal-fired power station in water-stressed Limpopo

May 18, 2015 at 2:07 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental justice group Earthlife Africa Johannesburg has launched an appeal against the approval granted for the proposed 1200MW Thabametsi coal-fired power station near Lephalale in the Waterberg, Limpopo. Under the National Environmental Management Act, the appeal suspends the operation of the approval granted by the Department of Environmental Affairs until the appeal… continued


Time to rise up: Climate change must become a pressing environmental rights issue for all South Africans

May 8, 2015 at 10:12 am

To achieve the necessary political response to the unpredecented threats posed by climate change to the realisation of environmental rights, there needs to be a dramatic increase in awareness and mobilisation amongst ordinary South Africans around climate change. This was the broad consensus of experts and commentators who attended a small discussion seminar hosted by… continued


Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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