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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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The Sacred Secrets of Nature

SAFCEI has been featured in the SABC series ‘The Sacred Secrets of Nature’! It is an inspiring series about people of faith tackling the environmental challenges facing us on our beautiful planet. Watch to see our Green Bishop, Kate Davies, Venerable Ani Tsondru, SAFCEI’s Chairperson Tahirih Matthee as well as Liz McDaid and the FLEAT team featured. The series […]

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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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