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Speak out on the Nuclear Deal this 30 November

Join us in marking 2 years of holding nuclear vigils in front of parliament on the 30th November 2016. We will be handing over a statement from civil society outlining our concerns with a nuclear deal that has not been transparent or followed due process. Crunch time is coming and our court case will be […]

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Spiritually Empowered Earth Keepers (SEEK) workshops

Application available at: http://safcei.org/product/seek-application-form/ SAFCEI is offering a new series of workshops to eco-congregation members, to build skills and empower eco-congregations to become centres of environmental excellence in their communities. SAFCEI believes that people of faith at local level can share experiences, network with each other, and learn from each other how best to implement and […]

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Cape Climate March

SAFCEI joined the very successful #CapeClimateMarch yesterday, which took place in the city centre of Cape Town. Together with our faith leader puppets we marched in the heat – which was quite apt, considering why we were marching – to parliament where a petition was handed over symbolically to Helen Zille, Patricia de Lille and Tina […]

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‘GREEN MONDAY’ LAUNCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town, South Africa Humane Society International announced the launch of Green Monday in South Africa. The new initiative, which aims to improve animal welfare, human health and environmental sustainability, was formally inaugurated in Cape Town on Monday 12 October, with the premiere of a video narrated by actress Natalie Becker. Green Monday will not only benefit […]

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Why SA does not need nuclear energy

By: Matthew le Cordeur South Africa’s renewable energy programme will deliver enough electricity on time and on budget without the risk of nuclear accidents, a protesting environmentalist said on Wednesday. David le Page of Fossil Free South Africa was protesting outside Parliament along with peers who were demanding transparency from the government regarding the funding model […]

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Climate Change Hearings at Parliament

22 September, 12pm The parliamentary portfolio committee on environmental affairs is holding public hearings on South Africa’s climate change position in preparation for climate negotiations at the end of 2015. FLEAT member Ndivile Mokoena calling for South Africa government to live up to its constitutional responsibility to have an environment that is not harmful to […]

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Morality shut out of energy debate

How ironic! As I walked into the parliamentary energy portfolio committee meeting in my episcopal shirt and collar, I heard an African National Congress MP saying, “I don’t know why theologians express views on nuclear. They don’t know anything about nuclear energy and should stay in their churches”, or something to that effect. What an […]

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