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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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Press release: Is uranium mining in the Karoo over before it even began?

PRESS RELEASE: Is uranium mining in the Karoo over before it even began? Mining application areas are down to 12% of original application. The beginning of the end? Cape Town/Graaff-Reinet, July 6, 2016 Today, the Karoo uranium mining developers Australian Tasman Pacific Minerals Limited and the South African Lukisa JVCo have announced the withdrawal of their joint application […]

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Uranium mining threatens South Africa‘s iconic Karoo

By Dr Stefan Cramer This article was published in The Ecologist Almost entirely unknown to the outside world, and even to most local residents, hundresd of square kilometres of South Africa’s Karoo dryland have been brought up by uranium mining companies, writes Dr Stefan Cramer. With no strategic assesment of the industry’s devastating impacts and […]

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Karoo Uranium, Fossil Energy Development Defies Water Scarcity & Reason

By Keith Schneider This article appeared in Circle of Blue Renewable energy flourishes while South Africa leadership pursues risky, costly conventional fuels path. GRAAFF-REINET, South Africa-– A contentious idea to use billions of gallons of scarce water to develop natural gas brought Stefan Cramer, a respected German-trained groundwater scientist, to settle in a 19th-century cottage […]

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Threat of uranium mining looms

By Dr. Stefan Cramer  This article was published in the Advertiser For years, the focus on shale gas (“fracking”) has dominated the public debate in the Karoo. Yet, the prospects of hundreds of drill rigs across the Karoo remain highly speculative. Too difficult is the geology of the Karoo, too expensive the development of a […]

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Watchdog claims poor public participation

By Sascha Solomons This article appeared in MINING WEEKLY The uranium mining industry is cause for concern and will create significant challenges for the Karoo community near Beaufort West, in the Western Cape, asserts faith-based environmental watchdog Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (Safcei) science adviser Dr Stefan Cramer. He contends that the community has not […]

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Submit your opposition to uranium mining now

Little time is left to submit opposition against uranium mining in the Karoo which closes on the 15 March. We urge all Earth Keepers to please act now and help us stand against this by: • Registering as an Interested and Affected Party with a simple email to info@ferretmining.co.za. • Submitting your position, as detailed and relevant […]

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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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