Tag Archives | Earthlife Africa Johannesburg

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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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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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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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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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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Nuclear deal will be a financial MELTDOWN

By Ulrich Steenkamp And Dominique Doyle from Earthlife Africa Jhb South Africans should truly be concerned about the government’s pending nuclear deal with Russia’s state-owned nuclear enterprise, Rosatom. The deal renders the notorious arms deal but a drop in the ocean in terms of the potential for corruption, and the Nkandla scandal a meagre trailer of […]

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“See you in Court”

  Be part of protecting our democracy and future, donate to the nuclear court case   16 September 2016 Press release “See you in court” Civil society steps closer to court room – nuclear court action replying affidavit finalised Yesterday, civil society finalised their replying affidavit in the last steps of a drawn out legal […]

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