Faith communities stand up against government’s corrupt nuclear deal

NEWS SNIPPET 4 DECEMBER 2017 Yesterday morning, the Central Methodist Mission church in Cape Town’s CBD once again showed its solidarity with a cause affecting all South African citizens. This time the church dropped a banner to highlight the Stop the Nuclear Deal Campaign’s fight against government’s dangerous and dirty nuclear energy deal. Pastor at […]

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Civil society claims another court victory in the nuclear deal

NEWS RELEASE 29 NOVEMBER 2017 Today, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) were back in court in a bid to stop the latest Minister of Energy, David Mahlobo, from fast tracking another unconstitutional nuclear deal, and Government and Eskom from commencing a tender process. At the 11th hour […]

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NGOs make urgent high court application to halt rushed nuclear deal

Yesterday, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) launched an urgent High Court  application in a further attempt to halt what appears to be a rush by government in decision-making on the nuclear energy deal. This follows last week’s request to the Ministers of Energy and Public Enterprises, NERSA, […]

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How do we start a just energy transition in South Africa?

Blog written by Lydia Mogano, Regional Coordinator for SAFCEI, attending COP23: How do we ensure that no one, especially the poor and most vulnerable are treated equally with respect, and integrity and that they are not left behind when addressing climate change because they are the forefront of experiencing climate impacts? The United Nations Convention […]

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Accelerating climate action together at COP23

Blog written by Lydia Mogano, Regional Coordinator for SAFCEI, attending COP23: Praise be to God, the almighty one who sustains all life on earth! As I echo words of praise from the Pope’s encyclical (Laudati Si), I embrace all the continuous prayers, meditations, singing, dancing, and also silence from the various faiths here in Bonn […]

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Nuclear plans for South Africa will face resistance at all levels

Earthlife Africa Jhb, Greenpeace Africa and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) have officially filed a notice informing the Department of Environmental Affairs that the three organisations intend to jointly appeal the environmental authorisation for the construction and operation of a new nuclear power station in Duynefontein, just north of Koeberg in Cape […]

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