PRESS STATEMENT: Civil society unanimously contest Nuclear EIA, while Ministers who speak out against nuclear get axed

14 December 2015, Johannesburg: In the midst of Nene’s shocking axe from cabinet, most probably because Treasury openly questioned the risky nuclear procurement process, civil society has pushed back on the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report for South Africa’s most expensive energy infrastructure procurement to date. The 2nd version of the Revised Environmental Impact Assessment for Nuclear-1 was published in September 2015 for public comment. Stakeholders were given just 60 days to comment, but assistance from the Legal Resources Center in Cape Town gave stakeholders an extension until the 10th …

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Press Release: Johannesburg’s Kelvin Power Station casts a shadow over Africities Summit

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Johannesburg, 27th November 2015- From the 29th of November to the 3rd of December 2015 representatives from local governments around Africa will meet in Johannesburg for the Africities Summit 2015. The summit is held every three years, by United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), with the purpose of evaluating the implementation of decentralization policies in Africa. The summit further aims to bring the vision of the African Union: “Agenda 2063 – Towards an Africa we want” to a reality. Continue reading

Earthlife Africa kick-starts 16 Days of Activism with anti-nuke protest

Press Release: Earthlife Africa kick-starts 16 Days of Activism with anti-nuke protest Earthlife Africa Johannesburg Date: 24th November 2015 The 25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and marks the opening of 16 Days of Activism for 2015. 16 Days of Activism is an international awareness raising campaign for No Violence Against Women and Children, which has been celebrated in South Africa since 1998. To kick off the 16 Days of Activism campaign in South Africa, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and around 100 women …

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