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Nuclear Deal Blocked! Judgement made on the South African Government’s Secret Trillion-Rand Nuclear Court Case

  26th April 2017 “Victory for justice and the rule of law and the people of South Africa”, is how Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) summed up the court judgement. After over a year and a half of court preparation for justice, ELA-JHB and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) were […]

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Press releases and court papers

Court papers Court Judgement 26 April 2017 Earthlife Africa Jhb & SAFCEI v Minister of Energy Earthlife & SAFCEI Oral Note for Argument 22 Feb final ELA & SAFCEI – DoE Resp Supplementary Heads of Argument 7 Feb 17 ELA & SAFCEI – DoE Resp Heads of Argument 2 Dec 2016 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 […]

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Secret Trillion-Rand Nuclear Deal Case Judgement to be Delivered on 26th April 2017

On the eve of Freedom Day at 9:45 am tomorrow, the Western Cape High Court will deliver its judgement in the nuclear deal court case brought by Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI)  against the South African government. ELA and SAFCEI launched their nuclear court case in October 2015 […]

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The fight for the Philippi Horticultural Area continues

The Philippi Horticultural Area Food and Farming Campaign has been strongly advocating against the inappropriate urban and industrial development and mining of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) for quite some time now. We shared a story of the importance of the PHA but sadly this is not recognised by all and another tender was advertised this month. We stand with the […]

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Bee Line Exhibition

Bees are wonderful creatures and play an integral role not only in the web of life, but also in our cultural lives, with honey being enjoyed and utilised over the centuries. Their disappearance would be an enormous loss and mean a drastic change to the environment – therefore we were excited to hear about the upcoming […]

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Water Justice Conference (St George’s Cathedral & The World)

What is water justice? – Sharing!  Where is water justice? – In your hearts! A conference – but no ordinary one About water – but with the focus on water justice Faith-based – but with knowledge and understanding drawn from science Christian – but open to people of all faiths International – but with local […]

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Renewing our commitment to Creation for Easter

Easter is an affirmation of Life.  That is why it is a time of rejoicing. It had seemed that the forces of darkness, corruption, greed, self-serving power seeking, violence and evil had triumphed at the crucifixion.  Through the resurrection of Jesus God showed that love, compassion, caring, other-centeredness, non-violence and co-operation are God’s way.  Jesus […]

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On the anniversary of Bazooka’s death: Pondoland Justice hangs in balance

One year ago, on 22 March 2016, human rights activist and chairperson of the Amadiba Crisis Committee, Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe, was assassinated outside his home in Lurholweni township in Pondoland.  Mr Rhadebe was shot in the head by two men pretending to be police officers. Who killed him? Who was behind the assination?  Was he assassinated […]

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Welcoming New Staff & Board

With the whirlwind 2017 has started in, we are a little behind on introducing our new Chairperson, Rev Glynis Goyns, and new Co-Executive Director of SAFCEI, Francesca de Gasparis, who is sharing the role with Ani Tsondru. We are however immensely happy to have them on board and would like to welcome them warmly to […]

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