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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...

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...

“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...

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...

Equitable Energy Futures: A Workshop Series for a Just Energy Transition

APPLY NOW Equitable Energy Futures: a Workshop Series for a Just Energy Transition SAFCEI invites applications from faith leaders in Mozambique, Namib...

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...

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...

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...

More than just a cost issue, secret decisions about Koeberg could result in more harm than good

For years, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) has been raising awareness about cost and safety concerns associated...

SAFCEI #EnergyPlan4All Vigil - 30 August 2023

Join us to vigil outside Parliament in Cape Town on 30 August to demand an affordable, reliable and safe #EnergyPlan4All now! We will gather from 3 p...

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...

Faith Communities, Safcei react to Parliament comments about new nuclear

Reacting to the news from parliament this week that government plans, once again, to procure new nuclear, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Envi...

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 (...

SAFCEI #EnergyPlan4All Vigil - 7 June 2023

Please join us for our monthly #EnergyPlan4All Vigil on 7 June 2023 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. For our next vigil, we will commemorate World Environmen...

6th anniversary of the corrupt nuclear deal court victory (and the Chernobyl plant disaster) - lessons and what is the future for Nuclear

Today, in the midst of Eskom’s ongoing troubles at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, which has left many South Africans uneasy about the safety of the pl...

6th Anniversary event Nuclear Deal Court Case victory - 26 April 2023

Please join us on 26 April 2023 to mark the 6th anniversary of the corrupt nuclear deal court case ruling in the Western Cape High Court. This invita...

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...

#EnergyPlan4AllNuclear Vigils 2023

Safcei will resume our monthly #EnergyPlan4All Vigils from 12 April 2023 to raise awareness about the crisis in energy planning and dangers of nuclea...

Faith communities oppose proposal to extend the lifespan of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant

Yesterday (16 March) was the deadline for public comment on Eskom’s proposal to extend the life of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant by another 20 years...

Have your say on the life extension of Koeberg by 16 March 2023

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

SAFCEI Submission - PCC Faith Leader Dialogue 8 March 2023

On Wednesday, 8 March 2023, we met with the Presidential Climate Commission virtually and in-person for a Faith Leaders Dialogue on the Just Energy Tr...

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...

Information Session: Have your say on the life extension of Koeberg - 2 March 2023

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

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...

NUKES ADVOCACY FAITH LEADERS GO TO PARLIAMENT

Faith leaders outside Parliament on a Nuclear vigil. On 1 November 2022, twenty faith leaders from around South Africa gathered to deepen their knowl...

Nuclear Free SA webinar with David Fig - 23 November 2022

Join us on 23 November 2022 at 2 PM (SAST) for the second part of our online #NuclearFreeSA webinar series with David Fig. Webinar 2 topic: Is nuclea...

#NuclearFreeSA webinar series with David Fig

Join us on 1 November 2022 at 2 PM (SAST) for the start of our three-part #NuclearFreeSA webinar series with David Fig. In this webinar series, we wil...

Faiths 4 Climate Justice: #EnergyPlan4All vigil

As world leaders prepare to gather at COP27 in Egypt, people of faith are rising with a clear message: Climate justice, NOW. #Faiths4Climate Join us o...

SAFCEI submission to NERSA: 10 years on and South Africans still suffer tariff increases that only benefit a failing Eskom

MEDIA RELEASE 9 SEPTEMBER 2022 SAFCEI SUBMISSION TO NERSA: 10 YEARS ON AND SOUTH AFRICANS STILL SUFFER TARIFF INCREASES THAT ONLY BENEFIT A FAILING E...

The People's Section 34 Determination

Media Release July 2022 Civil society organisations (CSOs) are continuing their efforts to help South Africa move towards the end of load shedding by...

Faith communities' vigil calls for an #energyplan4all, as crises continue

MEDIA RELEASE JULY 2022 FAITH COMMUNITIES’ VIGIL CALLS FOR AN #ENERGYPLAN4ALL, AS CRISES CONTINUE On the morning of 20 July, in time to rise with the...

Advocacy gains momentum: group energy growing, nuclear going down!

By Rev Berry Behr There is nothing like sharing experiences to inspire and motivate a group of Faith Leaders to greater heights in eco-justice advoca...

Civil society calls on president to act on the energy crisis in absence of ministerial response

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Civil society calls for Minister Mantashe to issue determinations to address energy crisis

In an effort to alleviate the worsening energy crisis, a growing list of South African civil society organisations have called on the Department of Mi...

How do you advocate?

A group of 22 diverse faith leaders from around South Africa gathered at Schoenstatt Retreat and Conference Centre in Cape Town from 30 May to 1 June...

5 YEARS AFTER THE CORRUPT NUCLEAR DEAL WAS STOPPED, SA STILL WAITS FOR IMPROVED ENERGY DECISION-MAKING

MEDIA RELEASE 28 APRIL 2022 5 YEARS AFTER THE CORRUPT NUCLEAR DEAL WAS STOPPED, SA STILL WAITS FOR IMPROVED ENERGY DECISION-MAKING It has been five ye...

Nuclear Vigil - 5 years on ...

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text] On 26 April 2022, it will be five years since Safcei...

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...

Kimberley workshop on eco-justice and Earthkeeping

SAFCEI visited one of our longstanding FLEAT members in Kimberley today and helped him to broaden his network of Earthkeepers in diverse churches in h...

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...

Apply to join the Skills Building and Environmental Advocacy Programme

SAFCEI and The Green Connection invites faith leaders from faith communities to participate in a 12-month skills building and advocacy programme on e...

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...

Public demonstration against Koeberg Nuclear Power plant life extension

Join us at Bloubergstrand Beach on 16 December at 10 am for a public demonstration regarding the Koeberg life extension. Please contact Khulekani Magw...

SAFCEI joins the Climate Justice Charter Movement at Parliament

SAFCEI joined the Climate Justice Movement today to tell the South African National Parliament that our people asked them to adopt the Climate Justice...

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...

South Africa seems to be ready to implement the Paris Agreement, an international climate change law.

The Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015 by world leaders to address issues of climate change. All countries were mandated to develop an implementation...

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...

Faiths 4 Climate Justice: A Global, Multi-Religious Action on 17-18 October 2021

This weekend, two weeks before this year's international climate conference, COP26, people of faith will sound the alarm for climate justice and deman...

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...

SAFCEI & ELA-JHB - Representations on draft NNR Amendment Bill, 2021

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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...

SAFCEI & ELA-JHB Representations on Eskom Thyspunt NISL application

SAFCEI and ELA-JHB submit that it would be irregular for the NNR to grant a NISL in circumstances where Eskom’s CEO has indicated that it is unable to...

Say No to Nuclear Plans in Thyspunt by 31 July 2021

SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa have partnered up with amandla.mobi to encourage people to make submissions to say NO to Nuclear Plans in Thyspunt. South...

“LATEST ENERGY PRICE HIKES, ANOTHER HUGE BLOW FOR SA’S POOREST” – SAFCEI

MEDIA RELEASE 25 JUNE 2021 “LATEST ENERGY PRICE HIKES, ANOTHER HUGE BLOW FOR SA’S POOREST” – SAFCEI Next week, in the heart of winter, South Africans...

Perfect storm for South Africa brews as broken Eskom faces more issues at Koeberg

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) says a combination of factors currently impacting the Koeberg Nuclear Power Sta...

Important lessons remain from landmark South African nuclear court case four years on

MEDIA RELEASE On Monday 26 April, it will be four years since the Western Cape High Court found the government’s R1-trillion nuclear deal and associat...

Faith Leaders for a #NuclearFreeSA - 20 April 2021

Join us online on 20 April at 10 AM (SAST) for an update on the #NuclearFreeSA campaign. On 26 February 2017, SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa JHB blocked...

Faiths unite for energy and climate justice workshop

SAFCEI hosted faith leaders from the Koeberg and Cape Flats areas for a workshop on energy and climate justice at Goedgedacht Farm near Riebeeck Kaste...

POOR SOUTH AFRICANS LIKELY TO BE HIT HARDEST BY LOOMING ESKOM TARIFF INCREASE

MEDIA RELEASE 30 MARCH 2021 POOR SOUTH AFRICANS LIKELY TO BE HIT HARDEST BY LOOMING ESKOM TARIFF INCREASE This week, those consumers receiving their...

10-YEARS AFTER FUKUSHIMA DISASTER, SOUTH AFRICANS SPEAK OUT AGAINST NUCLEAR

MEDIA RELEASE MARCH 2021 10-YEARS AFTER FUKUSHIMA DISASTER, SOUTH AFRICANS SPEAK OUT AGAINST NUCLEAR “The ongoing issues from the Fukushima nuclear di...

Say NO to Nuclear Energy plans at the NERSA public hearings on 23 February

NERSA (The National Energy Regulator of South Africa) has announced a virtual public hearing on 23 February 2021. SAFCEI will be holding a meeting on...

#SONA2021 SHOULD HAVE SET THE TONE FOR MORE TRANSPARENT, INCLUSIVE ENERGY PLANNING

MEDIA RELEASE 12 FEBRUARY 2021 #SONA2021 SHOULD HAVE SET THE TONE FOR MORE TRANSPARENT, INCLUSIVE ENERGY PLANNING Government’s ‘too little, too late’...

Have Your Say by 5 February: Deadline for Public Comment on Proposed New Nuclear Energy

Today, Friday 5 February, is the deadline for South Africans to submit comments to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on whether or...

Say No to Nuclear Energy plans by 5th February

We have partnered up with amandla.mobi to encourage people to make submissions to say NO to the South African government's plans to add 2,500MW more n...

Nersa calls for public comment on new 2500MW Nuclear Energy generation

The South African government has announced plans to add 2,500MW more nuclear power to our electricity system by 2030. The National Energy Regulator of...

Minister Mantashe avoids oversight, fails to appoint civil society representative to NNR board - as required by law

MEDIA RELEASE 5 NOVEMBER 2020 MINISTER MANTASHE AVOIDS OVERSIGHT, FAILS TO APPOINT CIVIL SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVE TO NNR BOARD - AS REQUIRED BY LAW The...

Greenpeace Africa, Earthlife Africa (JHB) & SAFCEI - Nuclear 1 EIA Appeal - Supplementary Submission - IRP 2019

Together with Greenpeace Africa and Earthlife Africa (JHB), we have jointly filed an appeal of the environmental impact assessment for the proposed Du...

Recent earthquakes off Cape coast raise concerns over government's ability to contain a nuclear disaster

MEDIA RELEASE 8 OCTOBER 2020 RECENT EARTHQUAKES OFF CAPE COAST RAISE CONCERNS OVER GOVERNMENT’S ABILITY TO CONTAIN A NUCLEAR DISASTER While the rece...

“SOUTH AFRICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT THE COSTS OF GOVERNMENT’S NUCLEAR ENERGY PLANS” – SAFCEI

MEDIA RELEASE 13 August 2020 “SOUTH AFRICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT THE COSTS OF GOVERNMENT’S NUCLEAR ENERGY PLANS” – SAFCEI The Southern Africa...

Call to action: Oppose the proposed Koeberg Plant Life Extention

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“THE ANNIVERSARIES OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI IS CAUSE FOR SERIOUS REFLECTION ABOUT THE ‘MERITS’ OF NUCLEAR” – Cape Town Unitarians

As the SA government aims to extend the life of Koeberg, while also pursuing new nuclear energy capacity, South Africans should consider this technolo...

ACCORDING TO THE QUR’AN, THE SIN OF HARMING HUMANITY AND ENVIRONMENT OUTWEIGHS THE BENEFIT – THEREFORE, STOP NUCLEAR!

As the world remembers the devastation and loss of life as a result of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima (6 August 1945) and Nagasaki (9 August 1945),...

Faith leaders comment on the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

As the world remembers the devastation and loss of life as a result of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima (6 August 1945) and Nagasaki (9 August 1945),...

Have your say on the proposed amendments to the Regulations in the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) Act

Have your say on the proposed amendments to the Regulations in the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) Act (submissions close on 18 August 2020). These p...

Sign on: Faith Leaders call for No More Nuclear Energy

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Environmental Watchdogs Warn Mantashe, “Immediate Commencement Of Nuclear Procurement Unlawful!”

In a recent urgent letter (sent on 6 June 2020) to the Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, environmental justice organisations Earth...

Three years after the nuke deal court victory, the fight for clean energy continues even during Covid-19

By Francesca de Gasparis Last weekend, we celebrated the third anniversary of the court case victory that set aside the secret R1-trillion nuclear dea...

Eskom Should Initiate Plans to Decommission Koeberg Nuclear Power Station

NEWS RELEASE 11 MARCH 2020 ESKOM SHOULD INITIATE PLANS TO DECOMMISSION KOEBERG NUCLEAR POWER STATION The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environme...

CONCERN OVER INCREASING SUPPORT FOR NUCLEAR POWER IN SOUTH AFRICA

1 November 2019 Media Release Concern over increasing support for nuclear power in South Africa Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered the Medium-Te...

RURAL POOR BIGGEST LOSERS IN NUCLEAR DEAL CAPTURE

Media Release 12 October 2019 The People’s Hearing on State Capture is intended to collect and provide evidence of the impact of state capture and cor...

If not addressed, climate change will shift political power structures

MEDIA RELEASE 10 MAY 2019 IF NOT ADDRESSED, CLIMATE CHANGE WILL SHIFT POLITICAL POWER STRUCTURES Preliminary Election 2019 results show that the Afr...

Public outcry at disappointing energy planning report on Nuclear, to Parliament

On 27 November 2018, the Portfolio Committee on Energy (PCE) delivered its report on the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Integrated Resource Plan (IRP),...

Portfolio Committee on Energy (PCE) report on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2018 Public Hearings

The Portfolio Committee on Energy adopted its report on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (2018). The Department of Energy briefed the committee on...

SAFCEI People's Power Learning Fest, critical of PCE outputs

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

IPCC Climate Change 1,5 degree report

WESTERN CAPE MEMBERSHIP 22 October 2018 Sir / Madam You may well have read the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) repor...

IRP Hearings - SA public unpacks financial, social cost of Energy Plan

MEDIA RELEASE 23 OCTOBER 2018 Today in Parliament – As the country braces itself for the National Treasury’s Medium-Term Budget, the South...

SAFCEI takes the IRP to the Karoo

MEDIA RELEASE 17 OCTOBER 2018 SAFCEI TAKES THE IRP TO THE KAROO Today, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) – the s...

Commemorating Three Mile Island – 39 years later

Today, 28 March 2018 marks the 39th anniversary of the accident – a Level 5 incident on the International Nuclear Emergency Scale (INES), which occurr...

SAFCEI's appeal of the environmental impact assessment for the proposed Duynefontein nuclear plant

Earthlife Africa JHB, Greenpeace Africa and SAFCEI have jointly filed an appeal of the environmental impact assessment for the proposed Duynefontein n...

Act now: Appeal against the Nuclear-1 environmental authorisation

On 11 October 2017, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) issued an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) authorisation for a new nuclear powe...

Energy is the People's Indaba – Minister snubs civil society

NEWS RELEASE Today, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and the Campaign for a Just Energy Future (CJEF) joined a n...

Faith communities stand up against government's corrupt nuclear deal

NEWS SNIPPET 4 DECEMBER 2017 Yesterday morning, the Central Methodist Mission church in Cape Town’s CBD once again showed its solidarity with a cause...

Civil society claims another court victory in the nuclear deal

NEWS RELEASE 29 NOVEMBER 2017 Today, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB...

NGOs make urgent high court application to halt rushed nuclear deal

Yesterday, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) launched an urgent High...

Join us at Parliament to demand a just energy future for South Africa

The Campaign for a Just Energy Future and the Stop the Secret Nuclear Deal alliance (of which we're a member) are calling on all active citizens to jo...

Anti-nuke campaigners demand public participation in the nuclear deal

Yesterday, on the eve of the Finance Minister’s mid-term budget speech, the Stop the Secret Nuke Deal campaign and the Campaign for a Just Energy Futu...

The launch of 'Nukes? No Thanks!' at the Book Lounge, Cape Town

Prayer by Bishop Geoff Davies 11 Oct 2017 It might be unusual to start with a prayer at the Book Lounge, but this is a SAFCEI event. We come from a ho...

Costly nuclear gets the green light while Eskom continues to squeeze impoverished South Africans with more price hikes

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment institute (SAFCEI) submitted their opposition to Eskom’s proposed tariff increases, calling on the...

News Release: NGO urges SA government to scrap Russian nuclear agreement

Yesterday, Monday 9 October, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) – a faith-based NGO concerned with the protection...

SAFCEI congratulates fellow anti-nuke campaigners – the International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) – for securing the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) congratulates the Nobel Peace Prize Committee for awarding the 2017 prize to th...

Anti Nuclear Energy Book Launch – 11 October, Cape Town

If you’ve been wondering why anti-nuke activists continue to fight against government’s plans for a massive and costly new nuclear energy programme o...

SAFCEI Active Citizens Network

We had a wonderful launch of the SAFCEI Active Citizens Network on 6th May and were encouraged and motivated by the interest shown and the knowledge s...

The people have spoken: “NO TO NUKES”

With all the hard work in fighting against the nuclear build programme in our country, justice has finally been served by the judgment on the nuclear...

Active Citizens Network Launch

What comes next? Post the Secret Nuclear Deal court case, many people have asked what will happen now that the court case has been successful. It is a...

Nuclear Deal Blocked! Judgement made on the South African Government’s Secret Trillion-Rand Nuclear Court Case

26th April 2017 “Victory for justice and the rule of law and the people of South Africa”, is how Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg...

Secret Trillion-Rand Nuclear Deal Case Judgement to be Delivered on 26th April 2017

On the eve of Freedom Day at 9:45 am tomorrow, the Western Cape High Court will deliver its judgement in the nuclear deal court case brought by Earthl...

SAFCEI Youth Ambassador's Statement on Nuclear at the Kathrada Memorial

Siphokazi, SAFCEI youth ambassador & Right2Know activist, having her statement read out at the Kathrada memorial. Photo: Sean Brown The inspiring...

D-Day for public comment on Govt's proposed Electricity Plan amidst Cabinet reshuffle chaos

NEWS RELEASE 31 MARCH 2017 D-DAY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSED ELECTRICITY PLAN AMIDST CABINET RESHUFFLE CHAOS The Cabinet reshuffle...

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...

Be part of the resistance against corrupt energy decisions

The Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Zuma last week saw both the Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan – who has been adamant that the country woul...

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...

Human Rights Day 2017 – reflection on our humanity

22 March 2016 Media release Human Rights Day 2017 – reflection on our humanity We link Human Rights Day in South Africa with 21 March 1960 and Sharpev...

Civil society uniting against the nuclear deal

After months of delays and a postponement of our nuclear court case, we had our day in court on the 22nd February. Whilst judgement has been reserved...

Scrap nuclear power, expand renewable energy sources, urges Archbishop Makgoba

The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, has appealed to the South African government to scrap plans for developing nuclear...

Save the Budget (and the Country), Minister Gordhan. Say 'No!' to Nuclear!

NEWS RELEASE 22 FEBRUARY 2017 SAFCEI, Earthlife Africa Jhb and supporters gathered outside the Cape High Court for the first court hearing on 13 Dec...

Significant dates of the year

Picture by Orihara San Each New Year brings the opportunity to start with fresh intentions or to renew our commitments to living with compassion, lov...

Energy minister still taking secret actions on Nuclear Energy

In a surprise move late last year, the Minister of Energy’s legal team, revealed the decision to give the procurement of the nuclear new build to Esko...

Nuclear case postponed to February 2017 – Govt ordered to pay punitive costs

NEWS RELEASE 13 DECEMBER 2016 UPDATE: NUCLEAR CASE POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 2017 – GOVERNMENT ORDERED TO PAY PUNITIVE COSTS On 13 December 2016, the West...

Are SA’s Energy Plans a Threat to Citizens’ Human Rights?

Press Release 9 December Are SA’s Energy Plans a Threat to Citizens’ Human Rights? On Tuesday and Wednesday, 13 & 14 December the Southern African...

Take action with us on the court dates

Together with many concerned Earth Keepers like you, we have worked hard this year in opposing the nuclear deal and now the big day of our court case...

“Our ‘People’s Statement’ Aims to Give a Voice to the People of SA” - SAFCEI

On Wednesday, community and faith leaders from around the country, marched to Parliament to deliver a ‘People’s statement’ opposing government’s ener...

People's Statement on Nuclear

On the 29th and 30th November, SAFCEI, together with Earthlife Africa Jhb and the Heinrich Boell Foundation held a People's Hearing where affected co...

Public participation is crucial to progressing SA's electricity plan - SAFCEI

NEWS RELEASE 23 NOVEMBER 2016 “PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IS CRUC...

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...

Parliament going backwards into the dark ages

16 November 2016 Press release: Parliament going backwards into the dark ages According to media reports, Parliament is going to discuss the nuclear d...

Nuclear energy crowding out adaptation responses

By Liz McDaid Mining uranium to provide fuel for nuclear power stations can affect the health of people and livestock across vast expanses of land. P...

Those without integrity must be held accountable

14 November 2016 Press release: Those without integrity must be held accountable One month after the Public Protector’s State Capture report was relea...

A successful Way Beyond Nuclear event in Durban

Our Way Beyond Nuclear fundraising event in Durban was filled to the seams and a great success, with inspiring speeches from our Venerable Ani Tsondru...

Uranium mining update - a letter from Dr Stefan Cramer

Dear friends of the Karoo, Here is another update on the status of the application for uranium mining rights in the Karoo. We have until the end of t...

Faith Community responds to the Nuclear Build Briefing

11 October 2016 Press release Faith Community responds to the Nuclear Build Briefing SAFCEI attended the Energy Portfolio Committee meeting in Parliam...

Durban Way Beyond Nuclear Fundraising Dinner

Join us for a fine dining experience and an opportunity to explore the real cost of the nuclear build, and the legacy we are leaving for future genera...

Let the courts decide

Press release Let the courts decide SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa Jhb are seeking justice in the courts. In an interview with Fin24, Rosatom’s regional...

Milestones in our uranium mining and nuclear work

Makoma Lekalala and Liz McDaid signing the final replying affidavit. We have reached several important milestones in our nuclear court case and our w...

Nuclear Court Date Set

The legal team of SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa JHB met with the Judge President today, who set the date of hearing of the application on the nuclear pr...

SAFCEI supports the call to address crises in higher education

In this time of tension in the higher education sector, as the fees debate rages on, SAFCEI supports the call from UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences to...

“See you in court”

Be part of protecting our democracy and future, donate to the nuclear court case 16 September 2016 Press release “See you in court” Civil society s...

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 i...

Press releases and court papers

SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg's court papers and press releases on the nuclear court case that ran from October 2015 to February 2017 and i...

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, th...

Lessons in geology and advocacy in Graaff-Reinet

By Louisa Feiter We have often featured articles on Dr Stefan Cramer’s work in the Karoo, firstly on fracking and now on the new danger of uranium min...

SAFCEI's Submission on the Application for a Nuclear Installation Site Licence

Read SAFCEI's official submission on the application for a nuclear installation site licence. Earth Keepers are invited to endorse this submission by...

Nuclear court case – more missing documents requested

18 August 2016 Media release Nuclear court case – more missing documents requested Legal counsel for the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environme...

Tail wagging the dog

Eskom’s position regarding the advent of renewable energy is worrisome. Alarm bells rang when we heard of the call by the utility for a halt to furthe...

Commemoration of nuclear legacy

3 August 2016 Press release: Commemoration of nuclear legacy “Mr Molefe’s latest pronouncements that Eskom supports nuclear can only be viewed with de...

What legacy do we want for South Africa?

Stefan teaching the next generation of Earth Keepers about uranium mining. Photo: Erika Cramer In July we were excited to receive the news of a large...

Uranium is the dirty underbelly of nuclear - scientist

By Matthew le Cordeur This article was published in Fin24 Cape Town – Anti-nuclear sentiment tends to focus on nuclear waste or operational risks, but...

Nuclear industry prefers to keep the public in the dark

The Pelindaba nuclear reactor plant near Pretoria. Picture: THE TIMES By Neil Overy This article was published in BDLive IN 1994, the Western Cape AN...

Dr Cramer's presentation of uranium mining in the Karoo

Dr Stefan Cramer, our Science Advisor, gave a very informative talk at the SAFCEI AGM on Tuesday 12 July. Here is the presentation he made on uranium...

Feinstein: SA's must take to streets or will pay billions in nuclear bribes

"We, as South African citizens...need to ensure that our Government is transparent & accountable on what is going to be by far the most expen...

Press release: Is uranium mining in the Karoo over before it even began?

PRESS RELEASE: Is uranium mining in the Karoo over before it even began? Mining application areas are down to 12% of original application. The beginni...

SAFCEI in the media

SAFCEI has enjoyed another two months of good media coverage due to the hard work of staff. ONLINE****Bloomberg 04 May 2016 Uranium Joins Fracking in...

ELA Press Release: WorleyParsons - more evidence of Rosatom nuclear scandal

29 June 2016 Media release WORLEYPARSONS - MORE EVIDENCE OF ROSATOM NUCLEAR SCANDAL EARTHLIFE AFRICA JOHANNESBURG TO PROTEST Earthlife Africa Johann...

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 lawyers miss third deadline in nuke court case

Press release 3rd June 2016 Government has failed to meet the legal deadline of 31st May. By close of business on Monday, government had once again fa...

Nuclear and Uranium Mining Update

As reported by Dr Stefan Cramer and Liz McDaid Radiation Hotspot near Beaufort-West. Our work on nuclear and uranium mining continues in full-steam w...

Way Beyond Nuclear

Kumi Naidoo Our fundraiser The Power of Now: Way Beyond Nuclear was a great success, with a wonderful line-up of speakers and Nik Rabinowitz holding...

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...

No nuclear bail outs

Press release 11th May 2016 Minister Joemat-Pettersson’s energy budget debate was characterised by some anomalies. The Minister and various MPs spoke...

Fundraiser Breakfast with Kumi Naidoo: Way Beyond Nuclear

SAFCEI is holding a business breakfast at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town, on the 23rd May to raise funds towards our nuclear campaign. As t...

Invitation to: COP21 and the struggle for energy democracy

SAFCEI will be presenting an update on the current progress on the SAFCEI/ELA nuclear court case and associated nuclear campaign. The topic will be Nu...

Is this sanity or incompetence?

Press release 6th April 2016 Earthlife Africa Jhburg and Southern Africa Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI), responded to the latest ne...

Secrecy around nuclear and uranium

It has been 30 years since the devastating nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, which occurred on 26 April 1986. And last month brought the five year annive...

Court case exposes web of secrecy in government nuclear dealings

30 March 2016 Media release embargoed until 12 noon on 30th March 2016 COURT CASE EXPOSES WEB OF SECRECY IN GOVERNMENT NUCLEAR DEALINGS Today, Earthli...

Nuclear likely to increase electricity prices, not decrease

"There is a 94% chance that electricity prices will be higher by 2030 as a result of nuclear commitment; with negative impacts on growth, employm...

Nuclear disasters: the long-term effects

Workers position bags of radioactive waste at a temporary waste storage site in Naraha, just outside the exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima Dai...

Submit your opposition to uranium mining

There are only a few days left to submit opposition against uranium mining in the Karoo, which closes on the 15 March. We urge all Earth Keepers to pl...

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 Sou...

The budget, SA’s energy future and political posturing

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Photo credit: Shelley Christians SAFCEI commends the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan for steadying South Africa’s...

Parliament makes tired promises to listen to civil society and the Minister does not deliver

Kate Davies stood outside Parliament during the Energy Portfolio Committee Meeting on the 23 February. Despite hopes that the Energy Portfolio Commit...

Nuclear energy, PetroSA storm brewing over Parliament

By Matthew le Cordeur This article was published in Fin24 Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Cape Town – A storm that has been brewing over the...

Govt still continuing with nuclear despite outdated plans

The government has indicated that they will be going ahead with procuring 9600MW of nuclear power to meet energy needs. However they are doing so usin...

SAFCEI's response to SONA 2016

President Zuma’s statement that the government would “only procure nuclear on a scale and pace that our country can afford” is in no way reassuring. Z...

R2K Statement: The right to protest denied for the opening of Parliament!

R2K is appalled by the City of Cape Town’s decision to deny our right to protest. The City, SAPS and SANDF have shut down parliament and the surroun...

Donate to Anti-Nuclear through GivenGain

You can donate to our nuclear court case through our GivenGain page - we appreciate every contribution, no donation is too small! To find an updat...

Uranium mining

The debate around nuclear until now has largely centred on how the procurement of nuclear energy is being done in secrecy and without proper consultat...

Nuclear goes ahead despite omission from NDC

SAFCEI's Regional Coordinator meets with Minister of Eenvironment Edna Molewa at COP debriefing on 27th January 2016 Ahead of COP21 in Paris last yea...

SAFCEI opposes Eskom’s tariff increases

Liz McDaid is representing SAFCEI at the NERSA hearings today. Read our press release below. Liz McDaid representing SAFCEI at the NERSA hearings, Tu...

SAFCEI briefs faith leaders in Durban

SAFCEI spent some time in Durban this week, briefing faith leaders from the Kwazulu Natal Inter-religious Council environmental group on SAFCEI's cou...

Nuclear News

Our nuclear campaign has bounded ahead in these last weeks and SAFCEI marked several momentous occasions. The most exciting one was the launch of our...

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 missin...

Marking a year of #NukeVigils

SAFCEI is celebrating a year of Nuclear Vigils next week! (21 October 2015) The time has flown since that first time we stood outside parliament in pr...

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'...

Invitation to Press Briefing

INVITATION TO PRESS BRIEFING From: Earthlife Africa Jhb (ELA) Southern Africa Faith Communities Environment Institution (SAFCEI) Venue:...

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 ac...

Morality shut out of energy debate

Minister Joematt-Petterson. Picture: Trevor Samson How ironic! As I walked into the parliamentary energy portfolio committee meeting in my episcopal...

Parliament: Nuclear going ahead at the cost of democracy

By Liz McDaid Parliament has been a disturbing place to be today... One MP said that they would not allow anti nuclear activists, and also,claimed,tha...