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Environmental groups take govt to task over nuclear secrecy

This article appeared on Engineering News By: NATASHA ODENDAAL Environmental justice organisations Earthlife Africa and Southern Africa Faith Communities Environment Institute (Safcei) have taken to the courts to force government to make public its nuclear plans and follow a “fair and transparent” process in pursuing its nuclear ambitions. The parties this week issued an application […]

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Environmental groups take energy minister to court over nuclear agreements

This article appeared on eNCA JOHANNESBURG – While South Africa has signed a number of intergovernmental framework agreements with Russia, China, South Korea and the USA on the country’s planned nuclear development, environmental groups say they are frustrated with the lack of transparency. On Monday, they filed court papers challenging the constitutionality of the agreements. […]

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NGOs take government to court over nuclear plans

This article appeared on Fin24 Oct 15 2015 Siseko Njobeni Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) Earthlife Africa Jhb and the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institution (SAFCEI) have approached courts to challenge government’s plans to procure nuclear reactors. The organisations are challenging various aspects of the nuclear procurement process. Liziwe McDaid of SAFCEI on Thursday said the […]

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SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa Jhb Court Action

  Court papers 4-august-2016-letter-to-snr-state-attorney-earthlife-africa-jhb-v-minister-of-energy Letter-from-state-lawyers-refusing-request ELA-JHB SAFCEI Supplementary Founding Affidavit ELA-JHB SAFCEI Annexures to Supplementary Founding Affidavit Nuclear draft notice of motion Nuclear founding affidavit Read the Rule 16A notice here   Press releases 9 September 2016: Nuclear procurement – government ignores court case 18 August 2016: Nuclear court case – more missing documents requested 29 […]

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Why SA does not need nuclear energy

By: Matthew le Cordeur, Fin24 South Africa’s renewable energy programme will deliver enough electricity on time and on budget without the risk of nuclear accidents, a protesting environmentalist said on Wednesday. David le Page of Fossil Free South Africa was protesting outside Parliament along with peers who were demanding transparency from the government regarding the funding […]

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Prof Steve Thomas hits back at Rosatom claims

VLADIMIR SLIVYAK very effectively contests some of the points made by Viktor Polikarpov on behalf of Rosatom. There are a couple of important issues Slivyak did not have space to bring up. Polikarpov claims that: “Nuclear energy is gradually replacing the traditional energy sources in the energy balance of countries. The share of nuclear energy […]

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Morality shut out of energy debate

How ironic! As I walked into the parliamentary energy portfolio committee meeting in my episcopal shirt and collar, I heard an African National Congress MP saying, “I don’t know why theologians express views on nuclear. They don’t know anything about nuclear energy and should stay in their churches”, or something to that effect. What an […]

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SAFCEI legal response to SA secret nuclear deals

South Africa’s government is poised to commence procurement of up to eight nuclear reactors at a cost of at least R500 billion (more likely R1 trillion, dwarfing the cost of the notorious Arms Deal), excluding the costs of overruns, finance, nuclear waste treatment and decommissioning, and without having established a transparent, Constitutionally compliant procurement process […]

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SAFCEI rejects non-transparent nuclear deals

MEDIA RELEASE SAFCEI questions why South Africa is rushing into nuclear energy.  According to latest media reports, nuclear power plants are supposed to pay for themselves yet the financial details remain secret. SAFCEI rejects the government’s non transparent slavish devotion to nuclear energy. The decision to build 9600 MW of costly nuclear energy will have […]

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