Press Release: Earthlife Africa declares the Department of Energy a danger zone

Press Release: Earthlife Africa declares the Department of Energy a danger zone Earthlife Africa Jhb FOR IMMIDIATE RELEASE Johannesburg, 7th of October 2015, South Africa’s most expensive procurement to date, estimated at R1 trillion, continues largely behind closed doors and deep within the Department of Energy. Despite persistent calls from civil society for the Department of Energy to allow public participation and provide more information on the nuclear procurement, like cost estimations and socio-economic modelling, the bargaining for 9600 MW of nuclear power remains government’s most well-guarded secret. On the …

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Press Release: Women unite against nuclear procurement

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg, 18th of March, 2015- In celebration of International Women’s Week 2015, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Women Energy and Climate Change Forum (WECCF) are heading to the Department of Energy to protest against the secretive nuclear procurement deal with Russian state owned nuclear cooperation- Rosatom. The women will gather at the Department of Energy, located at No. 192 corner Visagie and Paul Kruger street in Pretoria at 10H30 am on the 19th March 2015. Through the protest ordinary South African women, who will carry the greatest …

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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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