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Mining companies looking into the area have been accused of bypassing processes and holding secret meetings with the minister to allow mining to take place.
A handful of protesters from the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute held anti-nuclear placards outside Parliament ahead of the Budget Speech.
Safcei has moved on from its court victory over government in April, which set aside the nuclear procurement programme.
Eskom says it has terminated its request for information as part of the 9.6 GW nuclear energy new build procurement programme following a court ruling last week.
A court ruling declaring unlawful government’s actions to secure a nuclear build plan occurred on the very same day a nuclear disaster happened in Chernobyl in Russia.
Judge Lee Bozalek has set aside with costs government's nuclear agreements signed with vendor countries and declared them unlawful and unconstitutional.
The agreement South Africa signed with Russia over nuclear energy is not a commercial agreement, the Western Cape High Court has heard.
Eskom’s decision not to enter the legal fray comes after it was added as a respondent in the court proceedings last week.
The groups taking the Department of Energy to court over the nuclear procurement programme claim its decision to make Eskom the nuclear procurer was unlawful.
In an open letter to the Energy minister, Safcei patron Bishop Geoff Davies explains how big build projects like nuclear will hit SA's debt levels and won’t create meaningful jobs.
Civil rights body Safcei has told Nersa it rejects Eskom's revenue claw-back application and sees the application process as "an outdated model of an inefficient monopoly".
Energy Minister David Mahlobo and Eskom have made pledges to the Western Cape High Court that they will adhere to the court ruling regarding the nuclear procurement programme.
An anti-nuclear activist has warned residents of Khayelitsha that the health effects of a radiation disaster was a real threat to their future.
The court ruling setting aside government’s nuclear cooperation agreements means it now has to act rationally and adhere to due administrative process, says civil rights body OUTA.
The court has ruled that the minister of energy is solely liable for all legal costs in the court case challenging government’s plans to procure 9.6GW of nuclear energy.
The Western Cape High Court will today deliver judgment in the nuclear court case brought by two organisations against government.
The government has come under fire for tabling treaties in Parliament without debate as an application over its nuclear deal with Russia continues in the Western Cape High Court.
State-owned power utility Eskom says it did not “usurp” the nuclear new build procurement programme from the Department of Energy in 2016.
A new nuclear determination that is about to be gazetted could delay the court challenge from environmentalists against the Department of Energy, the High Court has heard.
A closed meeting on the nuclear build plan reinforces the perception that government has something to hide, says lobby group Safcei.
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