Makoma Lekalakala is the Director of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, a civil society environmental justice and anti-nuclear organisation. She has been active in social movements tackling issues of gender and women’s rights and economic and environmental justice. In recent years, Lekalakala has focused on targeting environmental corruption. Her commitment to climate justice led to victory in the first civil society climate change case against the South African government. She also co-led on the court challenge to stop the nuclear deal between SA and Russia. She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa in 2018 and the Nick Steele Memorial Environmentalist of the year in recognition of her struggle.