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South African ‘Green’ Bishop receives award from the Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury has given an award to a South African Bishop for encouraging the Church to embrace ecological issues. For more than forty years Bishop Geoff Davies, known to many as ‘The Green Bishop’, has been urging his Anglican Church, and now all religions, to recognise their calling to care for God’s creation. […]

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Is this sanity or incompetence?

Press release 6th April 2016 Earthlife Africa Jhburg and Southern Africa Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI), responded to the latest news on the nuclear deal, applauding the delay in nuclear procurement, as we understand, was announced by Minister Joemat-Pettersson today. We understand that, due to missing a technical deadline for issuing a request for proposals […]

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SAFCEI in the media

We have had a flurry of media attention in the last two months which we would like to celebrate. Dr Stefan Cramer, Liz McDaid, the Green Bishop and OWL’s hard work has paid off – congratulations to you all! Media coverage in February Fin24 – “’Mischievous’ anti-nuclear group tackles Mantashe” Daily Maverick – “Op-Ed: Gwede Mantashe’s […]

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Court case exposes web of secrecy in government nuclear dealings

30 March 2016 Media release embargoed until 12 noon on 30th March 2016 COURT CASE EXPOSES WEB OF SECRECY IN GOVERNMENT NUCLEAR DEALINGS Today, Earthlife Africa (ELA) and Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI) are in the process of filing and serving a supplementary founding affidavit in their court challenge against the Government’s proposed […]

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Govt attempts to undermine legal case against nuclear

Media release GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO UNDERMINE LEGAL CASE AGAINST NUCLEAR Government correspondence provided to Earthlife Africa Jhb (ELA) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) lawyers, as part of our court action against the procurement of new nuclear reactors, reveals that government deliberately attempted to undermine our court case. When government gazetted a […]

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Nuclear energy, PetroSA storm brewing over Parliament

By Matthew le Cordeur This article was published in Fin24 Cape Town – A storm that has been brewing over the Department of Energy’s (DoE) nuclear energy programme and PetroSA’s R14.5bn loss could erupt at its portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, after Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson snubbed the session last week. “Tomorrow’s (Tuesday) committee meeting will […]

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