NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PROCUREMENT – LEGAL CHALLENGE

INVITATION TO PRESS BRIEFING

 
From: Earthlife Africa Jhb (ELA) and Southern Africa Faith Communities Environment Institution (SAFCEI)
Venue: Civicus House, located at 24 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi St, Newtown
Date: 15th October 2015
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
RE: NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PROCUREMENT – LEGAL CHALLENGE

Secrecy continues to shroud government’s procurement of 9600 MW of nuclear energy (up to eight nuclear power plants) as part of the rollout of its planned national nuclear procurement programme.

ELA-Jhb and SAFCEI believe that the procurement of 9600 MW of nuclear energy has significant, long term consequences for South Africa and electricity users, and requires an open, transparent and lawful process.

Efforts by environmental justice organisations ELA-Jhb and SAFCEI calling upon government to engage transparently with the public on, and to follow due legal process regarding, the proposed nuclear procurement have fallen on deaf ears.

As a consequence, ELA-Jhb and SAFCEI have been left with no satisfactory remedy other than to approach the courts for appropriate relief.

ELA-Jhb and SAFCEI invite members of the press to a briefing on the launching of their legal challenge.

For more information, please contact:

At Earthlife Africa Jhb:

Makoma Lekalakala
Senior Programme Officer
Tel: +27 11 339 3662
Cell: +27 82 682 9177
Email: makoma@earthlife.org.za
Website: www.earthlife.org.za

Dominique Doyle
Energy Policy Officer
Tel: +27 11 339 3662
Cell: +27 79 331 2028
Email: dominique@earthlife.org.za
Website: www.earthlife.org.za
At SAFCEI:

Liziwe McDaid
SAFCEI governance programme
Email: liziwe@mweb.co.za
0827315643
Website: www.safcei.org

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