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Parliament going backwards into the dark ages

16 November 2016 Press release: Parliament going backwards into the dark ages According to media reports, Parliament is going to discuss the nuclear deal in secret. This seems to be more nuclear fall-out from the Public Protector’s State Capture report.  First the Cabinet confirmed that the nuclear procurement deal will be Eskom’s to run with, then […]

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Those without integrity must be held accountable

14 November 2016 Press release: Those without integrity must be held accountable One month after the Public Protector’s State Capture report was released, the fallout continues. This last week has seen interesting revelations, rumours and counters, with a good dose of threats. SAFCEI welcomes Brian Molefe’s resignation as one step on the road to accountable government.  […]

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Faith Community responds to the Nuclear Build Briefing

11 October 2016 Press release Faith Community responds to the Nuclear Build Briefing SAFCEI attended the Energy Portfolio Committee meeting in Parliament this morning, 11 October 2016, at which there was a briefing by the Department of Energy’s Tina Joemat-Pettersson and Eskom on the “Nuclear New Build”. “It seems bizarre that the Minister and Eskom […]

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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 Court Judgement 26 April 2017 Earthlife Africa Jhb & SAFCEI v Minister of Energy 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 […]

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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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