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Parliament makes tired promises to listen to civil society and the Minister does not deliver

Despite hopes that the Energy Portfolio Committee Meeting in Parliament on 23 February would bring some clarity from our Minister of Energy on nuclear, the meeting continued in the same vein as that held a week earlier. Last week Parliament had valiantly attempted to hold the Minister of Energy to account, but the Minister side-stepped […]

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Nuclear energy, PetroSA storm brewing over Parliament

By Matthew le Cordeur This article was published in Fin24 Cape Town – A storm that has been brewing over the Department of Energy’s (DoE) nuclear energy programme and PetroSA’s R14.5bn loss could erupt at its portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, after Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson snubbed the session last week. “Tomorrow’s (Tuesday) committee meeting will […]

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SAFCEI’s response to SONA 2016

President Zuma’s statement that the government would “only procure nuclear on a scale and pace that our country can afford” is in no way reassuring. Zuma seems to ignore the fact time and again that South Africa is in no financial position to procure nuclear. This became clear when he abruptly dismissed former Finance Minister […]

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Uranium mining

The debate around nuclear until now has largely centred on how the procurement of nuclear energy is being done in secrecy and without proper consultation, that the price of proposed nuclear reactors will plunge South Africa into deep debt and that there is no proper solution for the nuclear waste which will burden generations to […]

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SAFCEI opposes Eskom’s tariff increases

Liz McDaid is representing SAFCEI at the NERSA hearings today. Read our press release below.                 In its submission to the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) hearings, SAFCEI has spoken out against Eskom’s proposed tariff increases. The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) submits that the current methodology […]

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