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SAFCEI opposes Eskom’s tariff increases

Liz McDaid is representing SAFCEI at the NERSA hearings today. Read our press release below.                 In its submission to the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) hearings, SAFCEI has spoken out against Eskom’s proposed tariff increases. The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) submits that the current methodology […]

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Press Release: Court Action

Earthlife Africa Jhb and SAFCEI draw the line on Joemat- Pettersson’s secret nuclear deal Earthlife Africa Jhb and Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute 15th October 2015 Embargoed until 12 noon 15th October 2015 Environmental justice organisations, Earthlife Africa Jhb (ELA-Jhb) and the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institution (SAFCEI) are going to court in […]

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Invitation to Press Briefing

INVITATION TO PRESS BRIEFING   From:          Earthlife Africa Jhb (ELA) Southern Africa Faith Communities Environment Institution (SAFCEI) Venue:         Civicus House, located at 24 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi St, Newtown Date:           15th October 2015 Time:           11:00 am to 12:30 pm   RE:   NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PROCUREMENT – LEGAL CHALLENGE Secrecy continues to shroud government’s procurement of 9600 […]

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Faith Leaders speak out against fracking

Faith Leaders Speak Out Against Fracking Amid Pope Francis’ Visit to U.S. By Wenonah Hauter Earlier this year, Pope Francis called for decisive climate action in his encyclical. Now, while the Pope is visiting the U.S. for the first time, faith leaders across the country are speaking out against fracking—a form of extreme fossil fuel extraction […]

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Why SA does not need nuclear energy

By: Matthew le Cordeur South Africa’s renewable energy programme will deliver enough electricity on time and on budget without the risk of nuclear accidents, a protesting environmentalist said on Wednesday. David le Page of Fossil Free South Africa was protesting outside Parliament along with peers who were demanding transparency from the government regarding the funding model […]

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Prof Steve Thomas hits back at Rosatom claims

VLADIMIR SLIVYAK very effectively contests some of the points made by Viktor Polikarpov on behalf of Rosatom. There are a couple of important issues Slivyak did not have space to bring up. Polikarpov claims that: “Nuclear energy is gradually replacing the traditional energy sources in the energy balance of countries. The share of nuclear energy […]

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Morality shut out of energy debate

How ironic! As I walked into the parliamentary energy portfolio committee meeting in my episcopal shirt and collar, I heard an African National Congress MP saying, “I don’t know why theologians express views on nuclear. They don’t know anything about nuclear energy and should stay in their churches”, or something to that effect. What an […]

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