Thabametsi coal-fired power station threatens local communities’ water security, and poses significant climate change risk

For Immediate Release 28 February 2017 Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA), represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), yesterday submitted comments on the draft climate change impact assessment for the Thabametsi power station. The impact assessment was made available for public comment in January 2017 following the Minister of Environmental Affairs’ decision to order Thabametsi to conduct an assessment of the climate change impacts of the proposed coal-fired power station in water-stressed Limpopo. At the same time, the Minister decided to uphold the proposed power station’s environmental authorisation – a …

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UPDATE: NUCLEAR CASE POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 2017 – GOVERNMENT 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 Western Cape High Court postponed the challenge by Environmental Justice Groups Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI), to the legality of the government’s nuclear procurement deal. In doing so, the Court ordered the Minister of Energy to pay the applicants’ costs on a punitive scale, including the costs of four counsel. The importance of the challenge is clear: it …

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NUCLEAR COURT CASE – (13 DECEMBER 2016), CT HIGH COURT

MEDIA ALERT 13 DECEMBER 2016 NUCLEAR COURT CASE – (13 DECEMBER 2016), CT HIGH COURT Today, 13 December, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) head to the Cape Town High Court to legally challenge the SA government’s nuclear procurement process – a process which has been shrouded in secrecy and misinformation – in one of the most significant challenges to government that the country has seen since the Arms Deal. Dominique Doyle, Project Coordinator from ELA-JHB encourages all South Africans to take note …

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