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Press releases and court papers

Court papers ELA-SAFCEI-final-replying-affidavit Earthlife & SAFCEI-v-Dept-Energy_answering-affidavit 4-august-2016-letter-to-snr-state-attorney-earthlife-africa-jhb-v-minister-of-energy Letter-from-state-lawyers-refusing-request ELA-JHB SAFCEI Supplementary Founding Affidavit ELA-JHB SAFCEI Annexures to Supplementary Founding Affidavit Read the Nuclear draft notice of motion here Read the Nuclear founding affidavit here Read the Rule 16A notice here   Press releases: 16 September 2016: “See you in court” Civil society steps closer to court room – nuclear […]

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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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SAFCEI supports the call to address crises in higher education

In this time of tension in the higher education sector, as the fees debate rages on, SAFCEI supports the call from UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences to all stakeholders to urgently address the crisis. The Faculty is: appealing to the national government to provide additional funding to sustain the higher education project; demanding the establishment […]

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An Earth Keeper in all of us

Lydia Mogano’s tree planting adventures have not ended – in fact, she has only just gotten started. Here she shares a snippet from last week’s tree plantings. On the 13th September, together with Lucas Mthebu (from the Tumelong Mission Centre) I travelled to three schools which form part of the centre’s social development programme initiatives in […]

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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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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 procurement – government ignores court case

Press Release 9 September 2016 Nuclear procurement – government ignores court case In what appears to be a blatant disregard for the court process, the government is pushing ahead with its nuclear procurement. SAFCEI spokesperson, Liziwe McDaid, stated that Minister Joemat-Pettersson’s latest announcement in Parliament on Wednesday, that the government will continue to forge ahead […]

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Open letter to Ministers on Eskom

SAFCEI is one of the 28 organisations that signed on to this open letter sent to the Ministers of Energy, Public Enterprises, Environmental Affairs and Health, asking them to ensure Eskom’s compliance with obligations to protect the environment and human health. NGO open letter to Ministers on Eskom_6 Sept 2016

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Karoo Transvisions in Energy

Part of Stefan and Erika Cramers work on informing and capacitating people in the Karoo on the issue of fracking involved working with local artists. As they were searching for a public home for one of these artworks, the beautiful quilt featured on our 2014 Annual Report exploring the issue of fracking through the ancient story from /Xam mythology, they […]

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