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Act now: Appeal against the Nuclear-1 environmental authorisation

On 11 October 2017, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) issued an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) authorisation for a new nuclear power plant and a radioactive waste disposal facility at Koeberg, about 26 km North of Cape Town. The public (this includes all South African citizens) may appeal this decision by 4 March 2018. We […]

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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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