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28 April 2017
26 Apr 2017
Opinion: Court’s ‘clean slate’ nuclear directive a big opportunity for new Energy Minister
Having been effectively directed by the Western Cape High Court to “start with a clean slate” when approaching the controversial issue of nuclear procurement, South Africa’s new Energy Minister...
SAFCEI: Judgement made on the SA government's secret trillion-rand nuclear court case
“Victory for justice and the rule of law and the people of South Africa”, is how Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) summed up the court judgement. After over a year and a...
UDM: Bantu Holomisa on Nuclear deals: Western Cape High Court judgement is an indictment of a Government involved in sneaky deals
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the Western Cape High Court ruling in favour of the case brought against Government by Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Southern African Faith...
OUTA: OUTA welcomes ruling to halt nuclear deal
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) welcomes Wednesday’s judgment in the Western Cape High Court to set aside Government’s irrational decision to proceed with the nuclear energy agreements...
DA says court ruling a victory for the country as it halts nuclear procurement
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday described the Western Cape High Court ruling halting government’s nuclear procurement plans as a victory for the whole country. “The Court’s findings have...
25 Apr 2017
SAFCEI: Secret trillion-rand nuclear deal case judgement to be delivered
On the eve of Freedom Day at 9:45 am tomorrow, the Western Cape High Court will deliver its judgement in the nuclear deal court case brought by Earthlife-Africa Johannesburg and the Southern...
20 Feb 2017
On Budget Day, the Trillion Rand Nuclear Deal is back in Court
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On Wednesday, 22 February, social justice organisations are taking to the streets and the court to demand an end to the secret processes around South Africa's biggest ever procurement deal: the R1...
11 Jan 2017
Daily Podcast - January 11, 2017
Making headlines: Nersa gets new boss Gambia's top court adjourns Jammeh's poll challenge And, surprise move to make Eskom nuke procurer ‘unlawful
Surprise move to make Eskom nuke procurer ‘unlawful’, court told
The environmentalist groups taking the Department of Energy (DoE) to court over the nuclear procurement programme claim its decision in late 2016 to make Eskom the nuclear energy procurer was...
13 Dec 2016
Eskom insists Koeberg not affected by manufacturing anomalies afflicting French reactors
South African electricity utility Eskom insisted on Tuesday that the Koeberg nuclear power station, located in the Western Cape, is not affected by manufacturing anomalies that have afflicted the...
28 Nov 2016
Stop the secret nuclear deal
What's On
The proposed nuclear deal has been shrouded in secrecy from the very start. Decisions have been made behind closed doors and secret deals have been struck with Russia and others. So the legitimacy...
16 Nov 2016
R2K: We say no secret nuclear deal
The Right2Know Campaign rejects Parliament’s plan to hold its briefing on the nuclear deal behind closed doors. The proposed nuclear deal has been shrouded in secrecy from the very start. Decisions...
30 Sep 2016
Eskom’s role and outstanding generation plan key to nuclear RFP delay
The issue of Eskom’s role in the procurement process for South Africa’s nuclear new build programme is said to lie at the heart of Cabinet’s surprise decision to delay the release of the...
14 Sep 2016
Will nuclear tender ‘lock in’ bid price, energy expert asks
A leading energy academic, who is opposed to the imminent issuance of a nuclear tender in the absence of an updated generation plan, says he will be paying close attention to whether the request...
07 Sep 2016
Ramaphosa to answer questions in NCOP
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will face questions about South Africa’s nuclear deal, the national minimum wage, and the practice of fronting, when he appears in the National Council of Provinces...

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