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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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SAFCEI & ELA Jhb’s Nuclear Campaign and Court Case

In 2014 SAFCEI became concerned by the indications given that South Africa’s energy future was being decided behind closed doors by foreign business interests. SAFCEI submitted several PAIA requests regarding this to the Department of Energy – which were refused on unsatisfactory grounds – and the Department of Finance, which said it had no knowledge […]

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Nuclear court case – more missing documents requested

18 August 2016 Media release Nuclear court case – more missing documents requested Legal counsel for the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA) have requested further documentation from government in order to complete their replying affidavit. “Getting information out of government has been like pulling teeth” said SAFCEI spokesperson, […]

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Uranium Mining: Stirring up worries

By Charlotte Mathews This article was originally published in Financial Mail ANOTHER threat to the vast, stark beauty and environmental health of the dry Karoo is looming. Some believe it may be even more serious in the long term than extraction of shale gas through fracking. Peninsula Energy, an Australian-listed company, has begun a pre-feasibility […]

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Response to Gwede Mantashe

By Bishop Geoff Davies, the Green Bishop South Africa’s Cabinet has endorsed nuclear power and now Gwede Mantashe, ANC’s Secretary-General, has stated that those who claim that South Africa can’t afford it are “mischievous”. Surely he is missing the point? It is not only a question of whether nuclear energy is affordable, but whether it […]

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