Scrap nuclear power, expand renewable energy sources, urges Archbishop Makgoba

The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, has appealed to the South African government to scrap plans for developing nuclear energy and instead to spend the money on education, training and other development initiatives. The archbishop said in a statement issued from the church’s Synod of Bishops today: “The Synod of […]

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Save the Budget (and the Country), Minister Gordhan. Say ‘No!’ to Nuclear!

NEWS RELEASE  22 FEBRUARY 2017 This morning, 22 February 2017, as the rest of the country waits with baited breath for Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan to present his budget speech, Earthlife-Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African Faith Communities Environmental Institute (SAFCEI), along with hundreds of ‘anti-nuclear deal’ supporters (young and old alike) will march from […]

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Earth Keeper Day

The month of February is associated with love with Valentine’s Day on the 14th. Usually this is love for one another, but we would like to use this opportunity to express our love for the Earth and all of Creation. We will be celebrating the annual Earth Keeper Day on in the week of 13 […]

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Drought Proof your Garden or Farm

As the climate increasingly destabilises, drought conditions in Southern Africa will increase. Valerie Payn, who has written the book An Ecological Gardeners Handbook, offers advice on how we can adapt our gardens and surrounding environment to increased temperatures and lower rainfalls. Valerie Payn* When faced with drought farmers and gardener often react by irrigating more, […]

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