Thabametsi Court Hearing – Newsflash & MR

MEDIA RELEASE:  From the courtroom: What happened at the hearing of SA’s first climate change case In South Africa’s first climate change court case last week, non-profit environmental justice organisation Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA), represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights, presented compelling arguments to the North Gauteng High Court why the Minister of Environmental Affairs’ decision to uphold the environmental authorisation for the proposed Thabametsi coal-fired power station in Limpopo must be set aside. ELA argues that: the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) granted the environmental authorisation for Thabametsi without adequate …

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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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