Press Release: Earthlife Africa to host the Nuclear-Free Future Awards 2016

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg:  11 November 2016  Press Release:  Earthlife Africa to host the Nuclear-Free Future Awards 2016  For Immediate Release: Johannesburg, As South Africa lies on the brink of procuring 8 nuclear reactors in the most expensive and dangerous tender that the country has ever seen. Earthlife Africa Johannesburg will host the annual international Nuclear Free Future Award (NFFA). This year’s NFFAward laureates come from Ethiopia, France, the Netherlands, Turkey, and South Africa. Since 1998 the Nuclear-Free Future Award has honored individuals and organizations from around the globe who are …

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KEEP NUKES OUT OF COP, KEEP NUKES OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA- 18 November 2016

Join in the March! Earthlife Africa Johannesburg invites you to march to KEEP NUKES OUT OF COP, KEEP NUKES OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA- 18 November 2016.

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Dear Comrades,

Time is running out. We only have 1 more month before Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI) head to court to challenge the nuclear procurement deal.

We have a court date set for the 13th and 14th of December 2016 at the Cape Town High Court.

This could very well be one of the most important cases of the decade as we attempt to interrupt the unconstitutional and illegal nuclear procurement process.

One of the reasons why nuclear energy is being promoted in South Africa is because of the popular myth that nuclear energy is “clean” and will help South Africa meet its climate commitments to the UNFCCC. Earthlife argues that nuclear power is a false solution the climate crisis and should not be encouraged anywhere in the world to meet modern energy needs.

Nuclear energy is dangerous, expensive and the dirtiest type of energy available. More nuclear power will destroy the South African economy, the environment and peoples livelihoods.

This year Earthlife’s climate march focuses on: “Keep Nukes out of COP, Keep Nukes out of South Africa”, and coincides with the the climate negotiations (COP 22) happening currently in Morocco.

The march will take place on the 18th of November 2016 from 10:00 am to around 13:00 pm. We will gather and begin at the Westgate Taxi Rank in Johannesburg at 10:00 am and finish at the Constitutional Court in Braamfontein at around 13h00 pm.

Please remember to bring drinking water and sun protection as it may be a very hot day.

We are looking forward to seeing you there. For more information please contact Noma or Tebello at 011 3393662

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Press release: Let the courts decide

Press release: Let the courts decide 8 October 2016. SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa Jhb are seeking justice in the courts. In an interview with Fin24, Rosatom’s regional vice-president for sub-Saharan Africa stated that ‘[l]egally, there is nothing in the agreement between Rosatom and the Department of Energy (DoE) that indicates a nuclear deal has been concluded’. Rosatom claims that its agreement with South Africa is very general. It is assumed that Rosatom is referring to an agreement on strategic partnership and nuclear co-operation signed in 2014 between the governments of …

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Press Release: Nuclear procurement – government ignores court case

Nuclear procurement – government ignores court case 9 September 2016. In what appears to be a blatant disregard for the court process, the government is pushing ahead with its nuclear procurement. SAFCEI spokesperson, Liziwe McDaid, stated that Minister Joemat-Pettersson’s latest announcement in Parliament on Wednesday, that the government will continue to forge ahead with the nuclear procurement, appears a last ditch attempt to “push nuclear at all costs”. Last month, SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) requested a list of ten documents that were referenced in the government’s legal response …

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