Press Release: Eskom owes South Africa an apology

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg, 15th of January, 2015- Eskom’s State of the Power System press briefing today left much to be desired. Besides issues on financial and environmental sustainability barely being addressed, what was really missing from the briefing was an apology on behalf of the power utility to the South African public. Eskom has failed the people of South Africa to the extent that the public must now carry the burden of continuous load-shedding for the indefinite future. Eskom has effectively infringed on the basic human right of people …

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Press Release: No good tidings in Christmas nuclear announcement

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg – As South Africa prepares for Christmas festivities, the government announced on Wednesday the 17th of December 2014, that it is ready to launch a nuclear procurement programme. The announcement comes after the majority of South African households and businesses have experienced emergency load shedding as a result of the poor maintenance of Eskom power stations and transmission lines. The load shedding has left communities and civil society at large wondering if the government is capable of safely operating the planned 9600 MW of nuclear power, …

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“PAY MORE WITH NUCLEAR” : Report 4

The report, entitled “Russian Nuclear Industry in Review”, is authored by Russian environmental activist and academic Vladimir Slivyak; and provides an insider view into the workings of the Russian nuclear industry. The report is fourth in the series “Pay more with nuclear”, which examines the enormous costs involved in building, operating and decommissioning nuclear power plants.

Press Release: Russian Nuclear Report Exposes Rosatom

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg – President Zuma’s mysterious visit to Russia in August 2014, and the intergovernmental nuclear partnership agreement signed with Russian state owned nuclear cooperation, Rosatom, in September 2014 reveals that Russia is tops in South Africa’s nuclear procurement ambitions. A new report released by environmental justice organisation, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, however details just how concerning a potential deal with Russia will be.