SAFCEI in the Press

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Northern Cape communities shocked that liquid radioactive waste is planned for storage at Vaalputs, without any public consultation

During a workshop with faith leaders in Northern Cape, held by the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) this week, the m...

Civil Society unconvinced that Koeberg is safe enough for a lifespan extension

MEDIA RELEASE 11 MARCH 2022 CIVIL SOCIETY UNCONVINCED THAT KOEBERG IS SAFE ENOUGH FOR A LIFESPAN EXTENSION The latest announcement from Eskom that ‘pl...

Nuclear safety issues rise with minister’s dismissal of community representative on National Nuclear Regulator board

It has now been just over a week since Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe fired Peter Becker (on 25 February) – the community representative on the board...

Faith communities and concerned citizens call for more transparency from Nuclear Regulator

Yesterday 17 February 2022, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) joined communities and other eco-justice NGOs – inc...

Civil Society Representative suspended from National Nuclear Regulator Board as Koeberg unit shut down

“It has been nearly two weeks since Minister Gwede Mantashe suspended the civil society representative on the board of the National Nuclear Regulator...

NERSA must shield South Africa from (yet) another electricity tariff hike

MEDIA RELEASE 18 JANUARY 2022 NERSA MUST SHIELD SOUTH AFRICANS FROM (YET) ANOTHER ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE On Monday (yesterday), the National Energy R...

People of faith oppose Shell: "Environmental rights are human rights. When you violate nature, you violate the people!"

MEDIA RELEASE DECEMBER 2021 PEOPLE OF FAITH OPPOSE SHELL: “ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS. WHEN YOU VIOLATE NATURE, YOU VIOLATE THE PEOPLE!”...

As COP26 kicks off, NGOs highlight concerns over South African government's nuclear power aspirations

At a critical time for decisions about the intensifying climate crises – with global climate action talks (COP26) happening in Glasgow Scotland – the...

Youth Citizenship Journalism Programme

Rural Action for Climate Resilience is looking for youth to join a year-long Youth Citizen Journalism Fellowship Programme. The fellowship aims to amp...

South African Faith Communities join global demonstration calling for #Faiths4ClimateJustice!

MEDIA RELEASE 18 OCTOBER 2021 South African Faith Communities join global demonstration calling for #Faiths4ClimateJustice! It is two weeks before t...

Statement: People of Faith in South Africa say “NO to Nuclear Energy”

As we face (yet) another push for nuclear energy from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), faith communities are saying NO to nuclea...

Major Concerns over DMRE’s Obsession with Nuclear Energy, While Avoiding Renewables

MEDIA RELEASE 31 AUGUST 2021 Major Concerns over DMRE’s Obsession with Nuclear Energy, While Avoiding Renewables The Southern African Faith Communitie...