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Government finally replies to nuclear court case

Government has finally responded to Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA) and SAFCEI’s court papers.   The court case was launched in October 2015, and government has drawn out the process of responding, initially delaying in parting with any information to  back up to their decision, as required by court rules. Only after SAFCEI and ELA’s legal team […]

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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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Stakeholder Consultation on SA’s position towards COP21

Government is presenting on what South Africa’s commitments will be going into COP21, in Paris. 11am The government is presenting that South Africa supports the 1.5 degree target of the Africa group. In adaptation, programmes like working on water, working on fire were put forward but other adaptation commitments were only about putting information systems […]

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SAFCEI rejects non-transparent nuclear deals

MEDIA RELEASE SAFCEI questions why South Africa is rushing into nuclear energy.  According to latest media reports, nuclear power plants are supposed to pay for themselves yet the financial details remain secret. SAFCEI rejects the government’s non transparent slavish devotion to nuclear energy. The decision to build 9600 MW of costly nuclear energy will have […]

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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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