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“Former ANC MP Andrew Feinstein, who resigned from parliament in protest over the bribes compatriots took from South Africa’s infamous R70bn Arms Procurement Deal, says that plundering will “seem like small change” against what’s planned from the proposed Nuclear Build programme. In our interview two months ago, Feinstein urged his countrymen to “take to the streets”. He believes concerted action by civil society is the only way to stop political insiders driving through a deal with Russia that’s certain to bankrupt the country….. Watch it. Or be prepared to repent at leisure.” – Alec Hogg (source: BizNews)

SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa Jhb have been active in opposing this potentially corrupt nuclear deal since 2014, when the organisations became concerned by the indications given that South Africa’s energy future was being decided behind closed doors by foreign business interests. Read more…

 

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Costly nuclear gets the green light while Eskom continues to squeeze impoverished South Africans with more price hikes

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment institute (SAFCEI) submitted their opposition to Eskom’s proposed tariff increases, calling on the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) to protect South Africans, particularly the poor and vulnerable, from an increased energy security burden.  Electricity prices have risen 114% over the last 5 years and now Eskom wants a further 19.9%. […]

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CSIR proposes electricity mix for IRP 2016 which excludes nuclear power

For the latest Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity in South Africa, IRP 2016, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) proposes a “Least Cost”, unconstrained scenario, or a “Decarbonised” scenario, both of which exclude nuclear power in the electricity mix to 2050. This is an executive summary of its full submission and response to […]

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Nuclear Deal Blocked! Judgement made on the South African Government’s Secret Trillion-Rand Nuclear Court Case

26th April 2017 “Victory for justice and the rule of law and the people of South Africa”, is how Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) summed up the court judgement. After over a year and a half of court preparation for justice, ELA-JHB and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) were finally […]

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Secret Trillion-Rand Nuclear Deal Case Judgement to be Delivered on 26th April 2017

On the eve of Freedom Day at 9:45 am tomorrow, the Western Cape High Court will deliver its judgement in the nuclear deal court case brought by Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI)  against the South African government. Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and SAFCEI launched their nuclear court case in October […]

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Youth Activist’s Poignant Message on Nuclear at Kathrada Memorial

The inspiring speech on the nuclear deal from Right2Know activist & SAFCEI’s youth ambassador, Siphokazi Pangalele, which was read out at the Kathrada memorial: “Ahmed Kathrada got his first taste of politics when he was 12 and served his first stint in jail for political activism at 17. He was an inspiration to youth to become […]

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D-Day for public comment on the Govt’s proposed Energy Plan amidst Cabinet reshuffle chaos

NEWS RELEASE 31 MARCH 2017 D-DAY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSED ELECTRICITY PLAN AMIDST CABINET RESHUFFLE CHAOS  The Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Zuma last night saw both the Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan – who has been adamant that the country would not finance nuclear if it was unaffordable – and his deputy […]

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#StopSecretTrillionRandDeals march

The day of action around the court hearing of the Earthlife Africa Jhb and SAFCEI nuclear court case had a great turnout and we had representatives from organisations all over the country join to speak out against #SecretTrillionRandDeals with a #StopSecretTrillionRandDeals march in Cape Town. In Johannesburg and Pretoria, further supporters gathered at the Department […]

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