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NGOs make urgent high court application to halt rushed nuclear deal

Yesterday, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) launched an urgent High Court  application in a further attempt to halt what appears to be a rush by government in decision-making on the nuclear energy deal. This follows last week’s request to the Ministers of Energy and Public Enterprises, NERSA, […]

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How do we start a just energy transition in South Africa?

Blog written by Lydia Mogano, Regional Coordinator for SAFCEI, attending COP23: How do we ensure that no one, especially the poor and most vulnerable are treated equally with respect, and integrity and that they are not left behind when addressing climate change because they are the forefront of experiencing climate impacts? The United Nations Convention […]

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Accelerating climate action together at COP23

Blog written by Lydia Mogano, Regional Coordinator for SAFCEI, attending COP23: Praise be to God, the almighty one who sustains all life on earth! As I echo words of praise from the Pope’s encyclical (Laudati Si), I embrace all the continuous prayers, meditations, singing, dancing, and also silence from the various faiths here in Bonn […]

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Job Opening: Nuclear Campaign Coordinator

Nuclear Campaign Coordinator One year part-time contract (renewable if further funding is secured) SAFCEI invites applications to a one year part-time post of Nuclear Campaign Coordinator for appointment as soon as possible. The position forms part of SAFCEI’s programme team. The successful candidate will be based at the organisation’s head office in Westlake, Cape Town. […]

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Nuclear plans for South Africa will face resistance at all levels

Earthlife Africa Jhb, Greenpeace Africa and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) have officially filed a notice informing the Department of Environmental Affairs that the three organisations intend to jointly appeal the environmental authorisation for the construction and operation of a new nuclear power station in Duynefontein, just north of Koeberg in Cape […]

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Environmental and faith-based NGOs call on Minister of Energy and Eskom to halt the nuclear deal tender process

Yesterday, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) issued letters to the Ministers of Energy and Public Enterprises, Eskom and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). The organisations have called on Minister Mahlobo and Eskom to immediately halt the nuclear tender process, as outlined by the judgement […]

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Karoo anti-uranium mining activists celebrate divestment plans with caution

While it seems reasonable to assume that Karoo locals should celebrate Peninsula Energy’s decision to divest their interests in the Karoo Uranium Project (KUP), the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and their community partners are under no illusion that uranium mining interests remain – interests which are a direct threat to the complex […]

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