Liziwe McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala Africa’s 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize winners

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) congratulates our own Liz McDaid, and Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA JHB), on their Goldman Environmental Prize this Earth Day week. Liz and Makoma have been recognised for their leadership in the struggle against an unlawful nuclear energy deal in South Africa. We give thanks […]

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Commemorating Three Mile Island – 39 years later

Today, 28 March 2018 marks the 39th anniversary of the accident – a Level 5 incident on the International Nuclear Emergency Scale (INES), which occurred when a cooling malfunction caused a part of the reactors to melt, releasing a giant cloud of radioactive gas into the air – at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania in […]

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Learning from our campaign: How can we stop the nuclear deal forever?

Today – a panel discussion including faith leaders, community representatives, members of the public, and activists, who have been working to keep nuclear power out of the country, discussed the gains of the #StopSecretNukeDeal campaign, and plotted the way forward for the transition to a just energy future for all citizens of South Africa. The […]

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SAFCEI’s appeal of the environmental impact assessment for the proposed Duynefontein nuclear plant

Earthlife Africa JHB, Greenpeace Africa and SAFCEI have jointly filed an appeal of the environmental impact assessment for the proposed Duynefontein nuclear plant. See the full appeal document here. This Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process has been ongoing for almost a decade and has been heavily contested by affected communities and the broader South African […]

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5 days to deadline: lodge your appeal against the Duynefontein environmental approval for nuclear

At what is hopefully to be its last anti-nuclear vigil held outside Parliament on a Wednesday morning, it was clear that the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and its partners in the #StopSecretNukeDeal campaign are optimistic about President Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet of Ministers. However, while many of the new Cabinet choices inspire more […]

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New ministers – Energy, Finance and Public Enterprises – get the nod from anti-nuke campaigners

Yesterday – in a late-night cabinet reshuffle that was anticipated by many, and has been far more welcome than any of the previous three reshuffles – President Ramaphosa made a number of significant changes to his cabinet. Some of the moves of particular interest to the Southern African Faith Communities’ Institute (SAFCEI) and their anti-nuclear […]

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