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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. In Johannesburg and Pretoria, further supporters gathered at the Department of Energy and the Eskom offices. Some […]

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Nuclear Case Postponed to February 2017 – Government Ordered to Pay Punitive Costs

NEWS RELEASE 13 DECEMBER 2016 UPDATE: NUCLEAR CASE POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 2017 – GOVERNMENT ORDERED TO PAY PUNITIVE COSTS On 13 December 2016, the Western Cape High Court postponed the challenge by Environmental Justice Groups Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI), to the legality of the government’s nuclear […]

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Are SA’s Energy Plans a Threat to Citizens’ Human Rights?

Press Release 9 December Are SA’s Energy Plans a Threat to Citizens’ Human Rights? On Tuesday and Wednesday, 13 & 14 December the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) head to the Cape Town High Court to legally challenge the SA government’s nuclear procurement process, which has been shrouded […]

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“Our ‘People’s Statement’ Aims to Give a Voice to the People of SA” – SAFCEI

After sitting through a painfully disappointing meeting with the Portfolio Committee on Energy on Tuesday, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) gathered a passionate and committed group of South Africans at St Mary’s Cathedral in Cape Town, to draft a statement that outlines their grievances regarding the Department […]

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People’s Statement on Nuclear

On the 29th and 30th November, SAFCEI, together with Earthlife Africa and the Heinrich Boell Foundation held a People’s Hearing where affected communities and civil society could make their voice heard. Together a People’s Statement was written which civil society handed over to Parliament, outlining the many concerns with the nuclear deal.   People’s Statement […]

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Uranium mining threatens South Africa‘s iconic Karoo

By Dr Stefan Cramer This article was published in The Ecologist Almost entirely unknown to the outside world, and even to most local residents, hundresd of square kilometres of South Africa’s Karoo dryland have been brought up by uranium mining companies, writes Dr Stefan Cramer. With no strategic assesment of the industry’s devastating impacts and […]

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Threat of uranium mining looms

By Dr. Stefan Cramer  This article was published in the Advertiser For years, the focus on shale gas (“fracking”) has dominated the public debate in the Karoo. Yet, the prospects of hundreds of drill rigs across the Karoo remain highly speculative. Too difficult is the geology of the Karoo, too expensive the development of a […]

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