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Let the courts decide

Press release Let the courts decide SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa Jhb are seeking justice in the courts. In an interview with Fin24, Rosatom’s regional vice-president for sub-Saharan Africa stated that ‘[l]egally, there is nothing in the agreement between Rosatom and the Department of Energy (DoE) that indicates a nuclear deal has been concluded’. Rosatom claims […]

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Nuclear Court Date Set

The legal team of SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa JHB met with the Judge President today, who set the date of hearing of the application on the nuclear procurement process down for 13 and 14 December 2016. “We are very pleased that the court understands the urgency of this matter at a critical stage in South […]

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“See you in court”

  Be part of protecting our democracy and future, donate to the nuclear court case   16 September 2016 Press release “See you in court” Civil society steps closer to court room – nuclear court action replying affidavit finalised Yesterday, civil society finalised their replying affidavit in the last steps of a drawn out legal […]

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Press releases and court papers

Court papers Earthlife & SAFCEI Oral Note for Argument 22 Feb final ELA & SAFCEI – DoE Resp Supplementary Heads of Argument 7 Feb 17 ELA & SAFCEI – DoE Resp Heads of Argument 2 Dec 2016 Order-Granted-13-December-2016 18-11-2016-ELA-SAFCEI-MoE-Applicants-Heads DoE-in-re-ELA-SAFCEI-resp-HoA Earthlife-et-al-v-MoE-et-al-pleadings ELA-SAFCEI-final-replying-affidavit Earthlife & SAFCEI-v-Dept-Energy_answering-affidavit 4-august-2016-letter-to-snr-state-attorney-earthlife-africa-jhb-v-minister-of-energy Letter-from-state-lawyers-refusing-request ELA-JHB SAFCEI Supplementary Founding Affidavit ELA-JHB SAFCEI Annexures […]

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Nuclear procurement – government ignores court case

Press Release 9 September 2016 Nuclear procurement – government ignores court case In what appears to be a blatant disregard for the court process, the government is pushing ahead with its nuclear procurement. SAFCEI spokesperson, Liziwe McDaid, stated that Minister Joemat-Pettersson’s latest announcement in Parliament on Wednesday, that the government will continue to forge ahead […]

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Nuclear court case – more missing documents requested

18 August 2016 Media release Nuclear court case – more missing documents requested Legal counsel for the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA) have requested further documentation from government in order to complete their replying affidavit. “Getting information out of government has been like pulling teeth” said SAFCEI spokesperson, […]

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Tail wagging the dog

Eskom’s position regarding the advent of renewable energy is worrisome. Alarm bells rang when we heard of the call by the utility for a halt to further renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs). Does this signal a preference for the more costly nuclear build programme? South Africa has taken a policy decision to invest in renewables. This […]

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Uranium is the dirty underbelly of nuclear – scientist

By Matthew le Cordeur This article was published in Fin24 Cape Town – Anti-nuclear sentiment tends to focus on nuclear waste or operational risks, but more focus should be on the “dirty underbelly” of uranium mining, according to a science adviser. “Whenever people get excited about nuclear power stations, they kind of forget where the […]

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Nuclear industry prefers to keep the public in the dark

By Neil Overy This article was published in BDLive IN 1994, the Western Cape ANC’s science and technology desk, in partnership with the Environmental Monitoring Group, hosted a two-day conference in Cape Town on what it described as the “nuclear debate”. Among other issues, the question of ANC policy on Koeberg and any future procurement […]

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Press release: Is uranium mining in the Karoo over before it even began?

PRESS RELEASE: Is uranium mining in the Karoo over before it even began? Mining application areas are down to 12% of original application. The beginning of the end? Cape Town/Graaff-Reinet, July 6, 2016 Today, the Karoo uranium mining developers Australian Tasman Pacific Minerals Limited and the South African Lukisa JVCo have announced the withdrawal of their […]

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