Author Archive | SAFCEI

Apply now to join faith leader advocacy training in Mombasa

We believe that people of faith have a moral imperative to speak out against the socio-ecological injustices that face Africa’s peoples and their environment. For SAFCEI, advocacy involves the following: Local actions at faith community level that demonstrate a way of living which restores, rather than destroys, nature and the human community. Sharing stories of […]

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Liziwe McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala Africa’s 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize winners

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) congratulates our own Liz McDaid, and Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA JHB), on their Goldman Environmental Prize this Earth Day week. Liz and Makoma have been recognised for their leadership in the struggle against an unlawful nuclear energy deal in South Africa. We give thanks […]

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Commemorating Three Mile Island – 39 years later

Today, 28 March 2018 marks the 39th anniversary of the accident – a Level 5 incident on the International Nuclear Emergency Scale (INES), which occurred when a cooling malfunction caused a part of the reactors to melt, releasing a giant cloud of radioactive gas into the air – at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania in […]

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Learning from our campaign: How can we stop the nuclear deal forever?

Today – a panel discussion including faith leaders, community representatives, members of the public, and activists, who have been working to keep nuclear power out of the country, discussed the gains of the #StopSecretNukeDeal campaign, and plotted the way forward for the transition to a just energy future for all citizens of South Africa. The […]

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SAFCEI’s appeal of the environmental impact assessment for the proposed Duynefontein nuclear plant

Earthlife Africa JHB, Greenpeace Africa and SAFCEI have jointly filed an appeal of the environmental impact assessment for the proposed Duynefontein nuclear plant. See the full appeal document here. This Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process has been ongoing for almost a decade and has been heavily contested by affected communities and the broader South African […]

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