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Press releases and court papers

Court papers As we’re experiencing some technical issues, the latest court papers are available on request (louisa@safcei.org.za) Order-Granted-13-December-2016 18-11-2016-ELA-SAFCEI-MoE-Applicants-Heads DoE-in-re-ELA-SAFCEI-resp-HoA Earthlife-et-al-v-MoE-et-al-pleadings 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 ELA-SAFCEI amended notice of motion Read the Nuclear draft notice of motion here Read the Nuclear founding affidavit […]

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Earth Keeper Day

The month of February is associated with love with Valentine’s Day on the 14th. Usually this is love for one another, but we would like to use this opportunity to express our love for the Earth and all of Creation. We will be celebrating the annual Earth Keeper Day on in the week of 13 […]

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Drought Proof your Garden or Farm

As the climate increasingly destabilises, drought conditions in Southern Africa will increase. Valerie Payn, who has written the book An Ecological Gardeners Handbook, offers advice on how we can adapt our gardens and surrounding environment to increased temperatures and lower rainfalls. Valerie Payn* When faced with drought farmers and gardener often react by irrigating more, […]

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FLEAT tackles Climate Change in Tanzania

By Zainab Adams, SAFCEI Outreach Coordinator Day one: I was invited to attend a workshop in Same, Tanzania around “Connecting Poverty to Climate Change”. One of the key points was around “Changing the Mindset”. In the Tanzanian context it describes changing the way you think about what you can achieve. The Rev. Amos Mushendwa (guest […]

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Significant dates of the year

Each New Year brings the opportunity to start with fresh intentions or to renew our commitments to living with compassion, love and faith. We at SAFCEI would like to take this opportunity to pledge ourselves again to Earth, our common home, and recommit ourselves to working for social and environmental justice, and we warmly invite […]

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Nuclear case postponed to February 2017 – Govt 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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Are SA’s Energy Plans a Threat to Citizens’ Human Rights?

Press Release 9 December Are SA’s Energy Plans a Threat to Citizens’ Human Rights? On Tuesday and Wednesday, 13 & 14 December the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) head to the Cape Town High Court to legally challenge the SA government’s nuclear procurement process, which has been shrouded […]

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