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SAFCEI & ELA Jhb’s Nuclear Campaign and Court Case

In 2014 SAFCEI became concerned by the indications given that South Africa’s energy future was being decided behind closed doors by foreign business interests. SAFCEI submitted several PAIA requests regarding this to the Department of Energy – which were refused on unsatisfactory grounds – and the Department of Finance, which said it had no knowledge […]

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Nuclear procurement – government ignores court case

Press Release 9 September 2016 Nuclear procurement – government ignores court case In what appears to be a blatant disregard for the court process, the government is pushing ahead with its nuclear procurement. SAFCEI spokesperson, Liziwe McDaid, stated that Minister Joemat-Pettersson’s latest announcement in Parliament on Wednesday, that the government will continue to forge ahead […]

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Nuclear industry prefers to keep the public in the dark

By Neil Overy This article was published in BDLive IN 1994, the Western Cape ANC’s science and technology desk, in partnership with the Environmental Monitoring Group, hosted a two-day conference in Cape Town on what it described as the “nuclear debate”. Among other issues, the question of ANC policy on Koeberg and any future procurement […]

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Nuclear and Uranium Mining Update

As reported by Dr Stefan Cramer and Liz McDaid Our work on nuclear and uranium mining continues in full-steam with discoveries being made that only confirm our determination in raising these issues as being of great concern for all people of faith. Through his work on uranium mining in the Karoo, SAFCEI Science advisor Dr […]

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Government dragging its heels in nuclear court case

 Press release 17th May 2016 According to the court rules, Friday 13th was the day government was supposed to respond to civil society’s application to the high court, but failed to deliver their answering affidavits by this date. “We have instructed our lawyers to apply to the court to force the government to respond,” stated […]

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Govt attempts to undermine legal case against nuclear

Media release GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO UNDERMINE LEGAL CASE AGAINST NUCLEAR Government correspondence provided to Earthlife Africa Jhb (ELA) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) lawyers, as part of our court action against the procurement of new nuclear reactors, reveals that government deliberately attempted to undermine our court case. When government gazetted a […]

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Latest update on our nuclear court action

Read our latest press releases: 9 September 2016: Nuclear procurement – government ignores court case 18 August 2016: Nuclear court case – more missing documents requested 29 June 2016: Earthlife Africa press release: WorleyParsons – more evidence of Rosatom nuclear scandal 12 June 2016: Government finally replies to nuclear court case 3 June 2016: Government […]

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Press Release: Court Action

Earthlife Africa Jhb and SAFCEI draw the line on Joemat- Pettersson’s secret nuclear deal Earthlife Africa Jhb and Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute 15th October 2015 Embargoed until 12 noon 15th October 2015 Environmental justice organisations, Earthlife Africa Jhb (ELA-Jhb) and the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institution (SAFCEI) are going to court in […]

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Dutch court orders state to reduce emissions

COP 21 is just around the corner and there is much activity around climate action, including in the courts. With this ruling, the Dutch court has shown that governments have an obligation towards their citizens regarding climate change: it is their responsibility to protect their citizens through taking protective measures. As the Guardian reported: “A […]

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