Our Nuclear Vigil is spreading

We are happy to announce that our Pretoria colleagues have started their own Nuclear Vigil in the Jacaranda City. The nuclear vigil began in Cape Town last year October and takes place every Wednesday from 7.30 – 9.00am in front of Parliament. The Pretoria nuclear vigil, which is to run concurrently with the Cape Town […]

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The NERSA hearings

The NERSA hearings continue into the second day. Groups like Women Energy and Climate Change Forum (WECCF) spoke of everyday hardships, and called for renewables as well as additional free basic electricity (FBE). The Pietermartzburg Agency for Community Social Action raised the issue of food security pointing out that their local research shows that if […]

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Dolorites: The Guardians of the Karoo

The formation of the dolorites in the Karoo took place many thousands of years ago, yet today these formations are highly relevant in the fracking debate. See how the presence of these rocks make it unfeasible to frack in the Karoo in this interesting animation made by Dr. Stefan Cramer, our colleague in the Karoo.

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SAFCEI Responds to Pope’s Encyclical

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) endorses the Pope’s call for systemic change, for an acknowledgement that we are one earth, and that human societies should stand together in calling for solutions to heal the earth, not endanger it. SAFCEI, which is comprised of all the major faith groups in southern Africa, expresses […]

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Laudata si’: The Pope’s Encyclical

                          Pope Francis’ First Encyclical regarding Care for the Environment was released on the 18th June 2015. The full encyclical is available at the link below: Laudato Si’: The Papal Encyclical on the Care for our Common Home     (Photo: courtesy of […]

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SAFCEI rejects Eskom’s 25,3% price increase application

At a time when Eskom is unable to supply sufficient electricity and is suffering from insufficient funds to complete its maintenance and buy expensive fuel to keep the lights on, Eskom continued to pay a profit to government. Now Eskom has gone back to the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) to ask for more increases in […]

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Another clean-up campaign in Zimbabwe

After this last Sunday’s service, the Greek Orthodox youth once again took to the surrounding area for their second clean-up campaign.This is the report we received: On Sunday 7th of June 2015 after the divine liturgy, we gathered the youth so as to address them about the Global Week of Action. Firstly we informed them […]

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Let Justice Flow Down – God and Economics

Let Justice Flow Down – God and Economics  a discussion by Bishop Geoff Davies. The world is facing multiple challenges, with burgeoning populations, diminishing resources, gross economic disparities, increasing poverty, environmental destruction.  How do we meet these challenges?  The Bible contains a number of principles regarding economics.  These will be examined to see if we […]

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