“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…

 

Eskom lacks nuclear wherewithal

By Neil Overy, this article appeared in Business Day Live Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says Eskom, and Eskom alone, would fund the proposed nuclear procurement. She told Parliament’s energy portfolio committee that “there is no basket of money in Treasury that will be used for this programme. “The balance sheet of Eskom will be used to […]

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Once Upon a Nuclear Deal

Earthlife Africa Jhb (ELA) held a nuclear breakfast event together with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung to raise awareness around the proposed nuclear deal and get support for the SAFCEI and ELA court case. Here are podcasts from the speakers that spoke at the breakfast, including Andrew Feinstein, author of the Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade Deal who draws scary parallels between […]

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Faith Community responds to the Nuclear Build Briefing

11 October 2016 Press release Faith Community responds to the Nuclear Build Briefing SAFCEI attended the Energy Portfolio Committee meeting in Parliament this morning, 11 October 2016, at which there was a briefing by the Department of Energy’s Tina Joemat-Pettersson and Eskom on the “Nuclear New Build”. “It seems bizarre that the Minister and Eskom […]

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Durban Way Beyond Nuclear Fundraising Dinner

Join us for a fine dining experience and an opportunity to explore the real cost of the nuclear build, and the legacy we are leaving for future generations. Support our nuclear court challenge, in which we question the transparency, legality and real motives behind the nuclear deal. Help to realise South Africa’s energy potential in […]

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Let the courts decide

Press release Let the courts decide SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa Jhb are seeking justice in the courts. In an interview with Fin24, Rosatom’s regional vice-president for sub-Saharan Africa stated that ‘[l]egally, there is nothing in the agreement between Rosatom and the Department of Energy (DoE) that indicates a nuclear deal has been concluded’. Rosatom claims […]

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Nuclear Court Date Set

The legal team of SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa JHB met with the Judge President today, who set the date of hearing of the application on the nuclear procurement process down for 13 and 14 December 2016. “We are very pleased that the court understands the urgency of this matter at a critical stage in South […]

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Where will SA put lethal nuclear waste?

By Neil Overy, this article was published on BDLive ENERGY Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s announcement that the procurement of 9.6GW of nuclear power will begin at the end of September demonstrates the government’s commitment to its nuclear plans despite opposition. The opposition has almost exclusively focused on the potential financial costs of the procurement as they […]

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Parliament goes toe-to-toe with Tina Joemat-Pettersson on nuclear documents

By Linda Ensor, this was published on BDLive ENERGY Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s repeated refusal to provide documentation on government’s nuclear procurement plans is to be challenged by Parliament’s energy affairs portfolio committee, which decided on Tuesday to submit a request for them to her. Whether in court or in reply to parliamentary questions, the minister […]

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