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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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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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No nuclear bail outs

Press release 11th May 2016 Minister Joemat-Pettersson’s energy budget debate was characterised by some anomalies.  The Minister and various MPs spoke at length about electrification, quoting the numbers of households electrified since 1994.  This figure is commendable, but few MPs alluded to the fact that rising electricity prices mean that access to a pole, a […]

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