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SAFCEI public statement on the Animal Protection Amendment Bill

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) welcomes the publication of the Animals Protection Amendment Bill. The bill is now open for public comment. It seeks to prohibit the sale and manufacturing of cosmetics tested on animals in South Africa, as well as criminalise both the testing of cosmetics on animals and the failure […]

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Energy is the People’s Indaba – Minister snubs civil society

NEWS RELEASE Today, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and the Campaign for a Just Energy Future (CJEF) joined a number of civil society organisations to discuss the way forward, following the deliberate exclusion of civil society in the Minister of Energy’s rushed energy indaba, planned for tomorrow and Friday (7-8 December). According […]

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Faith communities stand up against government’s corrupt nuclear deal

NEWS SNIPPET 4 DECEMBER 2017 Yesterday morning, the Central Methodist Mission church in Cape Town’s CBD once again showed its solidarity with a cause affecting all South African citizens. This time the church dropped a banner to highlight the Stop the Nuclear Deal Campaign’s fight against government’s dangerous and dirty nuclear energy deal. Pastor at […]

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Civil society claims another court victory in the nuclear deal

NEWS RELEASE 29 NOVEMBER 2017 Today, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) were back in court in a bid to stop the latest Minister of Energy, David Mahlobo, from fast tracking another unconstitutional nuclear deal, and Government and Eskom from commencing a tender process. At the 11th hour […]

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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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