Earthlife Africa Jhb has a very strong and clear position regarding nuclear energy. We do not believe that South Africa should build any more nuclear plants (PMBRs or light-water reactors). Nuclear power is neither safe nor economically viable. Furthermore, it inflicts many, many future generations with the burden of radioactive waste.
Please contact the SECCP project of Earthlife Africa Jhb for details/queries regarding anti-nuclear campaigning.
A short leaflet exploding some myths about nuclear energy: nuclear energy myths, ELA Jhb
Earthlife Africa’s EIA Submission on the PBMR Demostration Plant: ela-pmbr-eia-submission
Steve Thomas 2005 Report on the Economics of the PBMR: economics-of-pbmr
Steve Thomas 2009 Article highlighting problems with PBMR technology: http://thebulletin.org/web-edition/features/the-demise-of-the-pebble-bed-modular-reactor
A series of fact sheets researched and compiled by Muna Lakhani, Earthlife Africa Jhb, 2002: What you need to know about South Africa’s nuclear programme
Activist and writer, Christian Pose, who lives in Japan near Fukushima Daiichi I, has been in Reunion Island near Madagascar and Mauritius to raise awareness of the dangers of nuclear power. He has founded a website to help build an international social network that seeks to protect people and nature in Indian Ocean and South Africa. See: http://linked222.free.fr
In her budget speech on May 14, 2013, Minister Peters and the Department of Energy not only failed to seize the opportunity for a just transition to clean energy but also remained wedded to the planned new nuclear build. This shows both a lack of imagination but also a casual disregard for the facts and [...]
Without much fanfare, the Department of Energy has propelled the country towards a democratic crisis. In a briefing to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Energy (April 16, 2013), the Department of Energy stated that it would not be reviewing the country’s electricity plan (Integrated Resources Plan 2010) this year, and that the planned six new nuclear [...]
The Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town recently published its report Towards a New Power Plan. The report intends to stimulate debate around South Africa’s future power sources. It was commissioned by the National Planning Commission as part of its on-going mandate to provide independent research and advice. Many of the assumptions [...]
Johannesburg, Monday March 11, 2013 – Members and volunteers from Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, Greenpeace Africa and Right2Know joined forces today reminding their fellow countrymen about the nuclear catastrophe that happened just two years ago in Fukushima, Japan. Activists lined up with their messages on Empire Road in Johannesburg which leads to the M1 Highway and [...]
Cancer-causing countertops? Radioactive frying pans and braai tongs? This could become a reality soon: The United States Department of Energy (US DoE) wants to mix radioactive metal from nuclear weapons factories with clean scrap metal and let it enter into general commerce. The Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (NECSA) followed suit: it went ahead [...]