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The NERSA hearings

The NERSA hearings continue into the second day. Groups like Women Energy and Climate Change Forum (WECCF) spoke of everyday hardships, and called for renewables as well as additional free basic electricity (FBE). The Pietermartzburg Agency for Community Social Action raised the issue of food security pointing out that their local research shows that if […]

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SAFCEI Responds to Pope’s Encyclical

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) endorses the Pope’s call for systemic change, for an acknowledgement that we are one earth, and that human societies should stand together in calling for solutions to heal the earth, not endanger it. SAFCEI, which is comprised of all the major faith groups in southern Africa, expresses […]

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SAFCEI rejects Eskom’s 25,3% price increase application

At a time when Eskom is unable to supply sufficient electricity and is suffering from insufficient funds to complete its maintenance and buy expensive fuel to keep the lights on, Eskom continued to pay a profit to government. Now Eskom has gone back to the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) to ask for more increases in […]

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SAFCEI statement on Xenophobic attacks

God calls us to live in harmony and peace with one another and all of creation. SAFCEI, the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute, condemns the xenophobic attacks in the strongest possible terms. Life on this planet flourishes where there is diversity. Equally, human society is enriched by diversity. We all benefit from the varieties […]

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Shell gets cold feet in the Karoo

By Dr Stefan Cramer, SAFCEI Science Advisor Royal Dutch Shell is pulling its top shale-gas people out of South Africa, was the screaming headline news in the Sunday Times last weekend. It is yet the strongest indication that gas companies in the Karoo are growing increasingly frustrated with government over delays in shale-gas legislation. The […]

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