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Civil society sceptical about Minister’s IRP

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI), along with other civil society organisations, will once again seek legal counsel about government’s proposed nuclear deal. This time, the organisations are seeking advice about the legality of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) which is said to have been passed by Cabinet, but is yet to be […]

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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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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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Nuclear plans for South Africa will face resistance at all levels

Earthlife Africa Jhb, Greenpeace Africa and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) have officially filed a notice informing the Department of Environmental Affairs that the three organisations intend to jointly appeal the environmental authorisation for the construction and operation of a new nuclear power station in Duynefontein, just north of Koeberg in Cape […]

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Environmental and faith-based NGOs call on Minister of Energy and Eskom to halt the nuclear deal tender process

Yesterday, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) issued letters to the Ministers of Energy and Public Enterprises, Eskom and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). The organisations have called on Minister Mahlobo and Eskom to immediately halt the nuclear tender process, as outlined by the judgement […]

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Karoo anti-uranium mining activists celebrate divestment plans with caution

While it seems reasonable to assume that Karoo locals should celebrate Peninsula Energy’s decision to divest their interests in the Karoo Uranium Project (KUP), the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and their community partners are under no illusion that uranium mining interests remain – interests which are a direct threat to the complex […]

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Job opening: Company Relations & Campaigns Coordinator

Company Relations & Campaigns Coordinator One year fixed-term contract post (renewable if further funding is secured) SAFCEI invites applications to a one-year fixed-term contract post of Company Relations & Campaigns Coordinator for appointment as soon as possible.  The position forms part of SAFCEI’s programme team.  The successful candidate will be based at the organisation’s head […]

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