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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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ELA Press Release: WorleyParsons – more evidence of Rosatom nuclear scandal

29 June 2016 Media release   WORLEYPARSONS – MORE EVIDENCE OF ROSATOM NUCLEAR SCANDAL EARTHLIFE AFRICA JOHANNESBURG TO PROTEST   Earthlife Africa Johannesburg will picket outside the WorleyParsons South African head office tomorrow, on the 30th of June 2016. The offices are located at the corner of Dallas and Aramist Avenues in Menlyn, Pretoria. The […]

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SAFCEI in the media

SAFCEI has enjoyed another two months of good media coverage due to the hard work of staff. ONLINE Bloomberg 04 May 2016 Uranium Joins Fracking in South Africa Sheep-Farmer Concerns BDLive 04 May 2016 Civil-society groups speak out against Karoo mining Mineweb 04 May 2016 Groups seek uranium halt as SA mulls nuclear plants  IOL […]

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Government finally replies to nuclear court case

Government has finally responded to Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA) and SAFCEI’s court papers.   The court case was launched in October 2015, and government has drawn out the process of responding, initially delaying in parting with any information to  back up to their decision, as required by court rules. Only after SAFCEI and ELA’s legal team […]

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A Faith-full response to World Environment Day

The Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum (WCRLF) is calling on religious leaders of all faiths to make a stand this World environment Day Sunday 5th June 2016 to speak boldly on behalf of the marginalised human and earth community and encourage congregations to become examples of good environmental practice and centres of sustainability. Here under […]

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Government dragging its heels in nuclear court case

 Press release 17th May 2016 According to the court rules, Friday 13th was the day government was supposed to respond to civil society’s application to the high court, but failed to deliver their answering affidavits by this date. “We have instructed our lawyers to apply to the court to force the government to respond,” stated […]

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No nuclear bail outs

Press release 11th May 2016 Minister Joemat-Pettersson’s energy budget debate was characterised by some anomalies.  The Minister and various MPs spoke at length about electrification, quoting the numbers of households electrified since 1994.  This figure is commendable, but few MPs alluded to the fact that rising electricity prices mean that access to a pole, a […]

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