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South Africa

Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal

Liz McDaid, and Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA JHB) are winners of the world’s leading “Goldman Environmental Prize”. Liz and Makoma have been recognised for their leadership in the struggle against an unlawful nuclear energy deal in South Africa. They were the sole signatories of a successful legal challenge against the plan for…

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Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal

Liz McDaid, and Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA JHB) are winners of the world’s leading “Goldman Environmental Prize”. Liz and Makoma have been recognised for their leadership in the struggle against an unlawful nuclear energy deal in South Africa. They were the sole signatories of a successful legal challenge against the plan for…

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Turning point for the Karoo

Australian uranium company Peninsula Energy had planned to mine uranium in the Karoo, an arid region in South Africa. However, these plans were met by strong local resistance, supported by nationwide South African organisations, among others by SAFCEI – South African Faith Based Environmental Institute. We had reported earlier. The company had announced to leave…

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South Africa: Karoo Uranproject ist dead

Peninsula Energy Limited has decided to exit and sell its interests in the Karoo Projects in South Africa (Karoo Projects). It looks like we have won. Peninsula Energy Limited withdraws from the Karoo, citing the bleak long-term outlook and the cost structure for the Karoo, anti-uranium-activists told. “We have said that before. Let’s pop the champagne…

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Krugersdorp in South Africa

Mine tailings and radioactive waste are threatening lives and environment of the people living in the settlements on top.   News & Activities on Krugersdorp

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Deeds by Uranium One at Dominion Reefs

The national Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has reported at least 18 workers have died of work related causes over the past four years, and four women employees reported miscarriages in the past year. These concerns were further verified in 2007 when government inspectors called on Uranium One       “to halt all mining…

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Residents ignore radiation warning

[02/21/2011] Tudor Shaft Informal Settlement in Krugersdorp is built on top of mine tailings and is surrounded by land contaminated by mining activities and radioactive dumps Residents of Tudor Shaft Informal Settlement in Krugersdorp are refusing to be relocated to another area after warnings that radiation levels have reached dangerous levels.

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Living in SA’s own Chernobyl (Saturday Star)

Hundreds of shacks have been erected on a toxic and radioactive mine dump, experts warn by Sheeree BegaSaturday Star, January 8, 2011 WITH a look of pride, David Ncwana shows off his vegetable garden. The beans, he announces, have started to grow and the onions are getting along nicely, but the potatoes are taking longer…

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