Environmental and faith-based NGOs call on Minister of Energy and Eskom to halt the nuclear deal tender process

Yesterday, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) issued letters to the Ministers of Energy and Public Enterprises, Eskom and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). The organisations have called on Minister Mahlobo and Eskom to immediately halt the nuclear tender process, as outlined by the judgement […]

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Karoo anti-uranium mining activists celebrate divestment plans with caution

While it seems reasonable to assume that Karoo locals should celebrate Peninsula Energy’s decision to divest their interests in the Karoo Uranium Project (KUP), the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and their community partners are under no illusion that uranium mining interests remain – interests which are a direct threat to the complex […]

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Job opening: Company Relations & Campaigns Coordinator

Company Relations & Campaigns Coordinator One year fixed-term contract post (renewable if further funding is secured) SAFCEI invites applications to a one-year fixed-term contract post of Company Relations & Campaigns Coordinator for appointment as soon as possible.  The position forms part of SAFCEI’s programme team.  The successful candidate will be based at the organisation’s head […]

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SAFCEI Statement on the UNFCCC COP 23

Ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to be held at the United Nations Headquarters, 6th-17th of November 2017, in Bonn, we faith communities in Southern Africa stand together with the broader civil society as well as state actors, especially the most poor and […]

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Costly nuclear gets the green light while Eskom continues to squeeze impoverished South Africans with more price hikes

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment institute (SAFCEI) submitted their opposition to Eskom’s proposed tariff increases, calling on the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) to protect South Africans, particularly the poor and vulnerable, from an increased energy security burden.  Electricity prices have risen 114% over the last 5 years and now Eskom wants a further 19.9%. […]

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News Release: NGO urges SA government to scrap Russian nuclear agreement

Yesterday, Monday 9 October, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) – a faith-based NGO concerned with the protection of the environment and poverty alleviation – confirmed that they have delivered a letter to the office of the Presidency and the Minister of Energy, expressing concerns about the potential risk of a considerable increase […]

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