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Russian eco-defender boosts South Africa's anti-nuclear campaign with timely visit

Award-winning Russian environmentalist Vladimir Slivyak of Ecodefense is visiting South Africa for the rest of July. Slivyak, a Right Livelihoods Lau...

From Russia to Kenya and South Africa: Global Activists unite for a sustainable, Nuclear-Free Future

In solidarity with the anti-nuclear power movement in Kenya where a proposed nuclear power station is set to be built within the next decade, eco-jus...

Join us for an evening panel discussion on Nuclear Power with Vladimir Slivyak in Cape Town - 23 July 2024

Join us for a special evening panel discussion co-hosted by SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa, with award-winning Russian environmentalist Vladimir Slivyak...

SAFCEI champions accountability and climate action at South Africa's Presidential Inauguration

Today, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) is attending the Presidential inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pre...

“NNR Public participation process is a governance and compliance issue, not to be taken lightly” – Civil Society

Public uproar over the lack of information shared, running up to the last consultation process in February, forced the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR...

Parties still not prepared to tackle climate change and energy poverty

As we head into next week’s National Elections, with the news that unemployment is now at an all-time-high of 33% overall and 46% among the youth, man...

Preparatory meeting: Have Your Say On The Life Extension Of Koeberg – 20 May 2024

The Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant’s 40-year lifespan is coming to an end in 2024. Eskom is seeking to extend Koeberg’s operation by another 20 years. Jo...

Standing Strong: 7 Years Since Nuclear Deal Ruling, Civil Society Remains Vigilant, Committed To Energy Justice

On the eve of South Africa’s Freedom Day, Friday 26 April 2024, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) – together with...

South Africa: Who Ends Up Paying If DMRE Cooks the Price of Nuclear Power?

It has been just over two (2) weeks since the deadline for comments on the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE) draft 2023 Integrated R...

South Africa’s nuclear energy expansion plans continue to draw criticism, environmental NGOs chew over legal challenge

Government’s announcement that the s34 determination – to start the process to procure 2500 MW of new nuclear capacity – had been gazetted (in January...

#Sona2024 - “Far Too Many Inconsistencies Between Government’s Rhetoric And Its Actions”

While President Cyril Ramaphosa shared, in his state of the nation address (SONA) on 8 February, a seemingly positive vision and outlook for what Sou...

SAFCEI attends the People’s Hearing on Energy Profiteers

On 31 January 2024, SAFCEI’s executive director, Francesca de Gasparis, and campaigns coordinator, Maia Nangle, joined the Open Secrets’ People’s Hea...

Earthlife Africa and SAFCEI respond to latest unsettling nuclear news regarding the ministerial determination

This morning 12 December 2023, Minister of Electricity Kgosientsho Ramokgopa held a briefing to update media on the ministerial determination for the...

"Address energy poverty in South Africa's climate commitments so that communities can become climate resilient" - SAFCEI

“Address energy poverty in South Africa’s climate commitments so that communities can become climate resilient” – SAFCEI As South Africa gears up to a...

IRP 101: An introduction to the Integrated Resource Plan - 28 November 2023

📣 Join the People's IRP Prep Webinar! 🗓 Date: Tuesday, 28 Nov 🕙 Time: 10am 🔗 Register: https://350org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RCX1q3wEQqyvap3a...

The Green Connection and SAFCEI respond to energy minister's divisive and deflecting comments

Following reports that Minister Mantashe has doubled down on his accusations against NGOs during his address at Africa Oil Week (10 October) – he said...

Faith communities welcome Eskom’s release of crucial information about safety at Koeberg

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) has expressed its satisfaction following the news that “Eskom has finally bowed...

Civil society calls for proper energy planning, "Don't indebt our youth or destroy our oceans with harmful energy systems!"

On Wednesday 7 June, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and The Green Connection – joined by people of faith and N...

Vindicated, civil society finally makes headway to compel government to develop SA’s energy plan

A week ago, on 28 April 2023, the President finally published, in the Government Gazette, his decision to bring Section 6 of the National Energy Act (...

The Green Connection and SAFCEI respond to President, Minister's absurd record of decision in energy planning court case

**NEXT STEPS…**Following the court application (launched in January 2023) by The Green Connection and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environm...

Fatally flawed, plans to extend the lifespan of Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant by another 20 years

With little more than a week remaining until the deadline for public comment (16 March) on Eskom’s proposal to extend the functioning of the Koeberg N...

President and Minister of Energy oppose legally binding energy planning for South Africa (in response to The Green Connection and SAFCEI’s court challenge)

Following recent court application (brought in January 2023 ahead of the President’s SONA speech) by The Green Connection and the Southern African Fai...

“FAIL TO PLAN. PLAN TO FAIL” – TWO CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS LAUNCH LEGAL CASE TO FORCE GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP AN INCLUSIVE ENERGY PLAN TO DEAL WITH CRISIs

Three weeks into the New Year and South Africa’s energy crisis – the recent announcement of yet another above-inflation electricity price increase ami...

Nersa/Eskom tariff hike: How much more can South Africans take?

On Thursday 12 January 2023, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) delivered another devastating blow when it granted Eskom’s request...

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 opposed to Eskom's requested tariff increases

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: Wednesday 21 November 2018: Delegates participate in the Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute (SAFCEI)...

Have your say on the State’s Electricity Plan – 3 days to deadline

NEWS RELEASE 29 MARCH 2017 HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE STATE’S ELECTRICITY PLAN – 3 DAYS TO DEADLINE With only 3 days left until the 31 March deadline for pu...

SAFCEI's Submission on the IRP/IEP

SAFCEI is committed to working for energy justice in South Africa and has submitted its comments on the Department of Energy's IRP/IEP. We urge everyo...

Calling all #EarthKeepers to comment on DoE's proposed Energy Plan

SAFCEI is committed to promoting energy justice, and drafted this letter as a sample template for citizens to comment on the DoE’s plan. If you agree...