Archive | Nuclear

Is this sanity or incompetence?

Press release 6th April 2016 Earthlife Africa Jhburg and Southern Africa Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI), responded to the latest news on the nuclear deal, applauding the delay in nuclear procurement, as we understand, was announced by Minister Joemat-Pettersson today. We understand that, due to missing a technical deadline for issuing a request for proposals […]

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Court case exposes web of secrecy in government nuclear dealings

30 March 2016 Media release embargoed until 12 noon on 30th March 2016 COURT CASE EXPOSES WEB OF SECRECY IN GOVERNMENT NUCLEAR DEALINGS Today, Earthlife Africa (ELA) and Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI) are in the process of filing and serving a supplementary founding affidavit in their court challenge against the Government’s proposed […]

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Nuclear disasters: the long-term effects

This 11 March marks the 5 year anniversary of Fukushima and on 26 April, the 30 year anniversary of Chernobyl; both nuclear disasters that affected, affect, and continue to affect the land and people in these spaces and beyond. As Greenpeace, who commissioned a report that examines the continued radioactive contamination in these areas, writes: “These scars are […]

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Submit your opposition to uranium mining

There are only a few days left to submit opposition against uranium mining in the Karoo, which closes on the 15 March. We urge all Earth Keepers to please act now and help us stand against this by: • Registering as an Interested and Affected Party with a simple email to info@ferretmining.co.za. • Submitting your position, as detailed […]

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Govt attempts to undermine legal case against nuclear

Media release GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO UNDERMINE LEGAL CASE AGAINST NUCLEAR Government correspondence provided to Earthlife Africa Jhb (ELA) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) lawyers, as part of our court action against the procurement of new nuclear reactors, reveals that government deliberately attempted to undermine our court case. When government gazetted a […]

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The budget, SA’s energy future and political posturing

SAFCEI commends the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan for steadying South Africa’s ship, bringing the country back from the brink and creating an element of stability to the nation’s finances.   We hear now that government will only expand nuclear energy capacity ‘after a thorough and transparent tender process’ and at a ‘scale and pace that […]

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