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NGOs make urgent high court application to halt rushed nuclear deal

Yesterday, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) launched an urgent High Court  application in a further attempt to halt what appears to be a rush by government in decision-making on the nuclear energy deal. This follows last week’s request to the Ministers of Energy and Public Enterprises, NERSA, […]

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Environmental and faith-based NGOs call on Minister of Energy and Eskom to halt the nuclear deal tender process

Yesterday, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) issued letters to the Ministers of Energy and Public Enterprises, Eskom and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). The organisations have called on Minister Mahlobo and Eskom to immediately halt the nuclear tender process, as outlined by the judgement […]

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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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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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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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Save the Budget (and the Country), Minister Gordhan. Say ‘No!’ To Nuclear

NEWS RELEASE  22 FEBRUARY 2017 This morning, 22 February 2017, as the rest of the country waits with baited breath for Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan to present his budget speech, Earthlife-Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African Faith Communities Environmental Institute (SAFCEI), along with hundreds of ‘anti-nuclear deal’ supporters (young and old alike) will march from […]

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Scrap nuclear power, expand renewable energy sources, urges Archbishop Makgoba

The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, has appealed to the South African government to scrap plans for developing nuclear energy and instead to spend the money on education, training and other development initiatives. The archbishop said in a statement issued from the church’s Synod of Bishops today: “The Synod of […]

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The Largest Nuclear Procurement In SA To Date Is In The Hands of The Western Cape High Court

By Sam Sole & Micah Reddy* The brinkmanship over Government’s controversial decision to procure up to 9,600MW of nuclear power capacity is set to be exposed in the Western Cape High Court from February 22 to 24. Two applicants in the case, Earthlife Africa and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI), are challenging […]

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