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Dolorites: The Guardians of the Karoo

The formation of the dolorites in the Karoo took place many thousands of years ago, yet today these formations are highly relevant in the fracking debate. See how the presence of these rocks make it unfeasible to frack in the Karoo in this interesting animation made by Dr. Stefan Cramer, our colleague in the Karoo.

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SAFCEI rejects Eskom’s 25,3% price increase application

At a time when Eskom is unable to supply sufficient electricity and is suffering from insufficient funds to complete its maintenance and buy expensive fuel to keep the lights on, Eskom continued to pay a profit to government. Now Eskom has gone back to the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) to ask for more increases in […]

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The Earth Statement – Nature needs your voice.

Leading scientists & economists have defined eight essential elements that world leaders need act on to avoid an ecological tipping point and dangerous climate change.  The Earth is hurting.  2015 is the year of changes for a sustainable future for humanity.  Join Archbishop Tutu and SAFCEI’s Bishop Davies and sign the Earth Statement.  Add your […]

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Shell gets cold feet in the Karoo

By Dr Stefan Cramer, SAFCEI Science Advisor Royal Dutch Shell is pulling its top shale-gas people out of South Africa, was the screaming headline news in the Sunday Times last weekend. It is yet the strongest indication that gas companies in the Karoo are growing increasingly frustrated with government over delays in shale-gas legislation. The […]

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Nuclear energy bad for state of our nation

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  Add prayerful to thoughtful and Prof Margaret Mead’s oft used quote describes SAFCEI’s objective of shifting the South African government’s energy priorities from nuclear to renewables.  The dedicated Earth Keepers who hold anti-nuclear […]

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