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RENEWABLE ENERGY: WHERE ARE THE JOBS – LAUNCH ON 28 MARCH 2017

The long awaited AIDC-commissioned research – RENEWABLE ENERGY: WHERE ARE THE JOBS – A Critique Of The Government’s Socio-Economic Programme – will be launched at AIDC at 18.00 on the 28th.

Liz McDaid, the well-known researcher and social activist, will introduce her research findings and recommendations.  The meeting will be Chaired by Tasneem Essop, former Provincial Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development in the Western Cape and a current member of the National Planning Commission.

There will also be lots of time for questions and discussions, which can include Eskom’s threatened closure of 5 coal mines which Eskom claims to be a direct consequence of the government’s renewable energy programme.

For further information contact

Dominic Brown or Jeff Rudin
021 447 5770

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY Where are the jobs? 

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Burning Issues 2: Focus on the trillion Rand Nuclear Deal

Popular Education Programme

Burning Issues 2: Focus on the trillion Rand Nuclear Deal

 There has been a long history of opposition to nuclear energy in this country but as government continues with this R1 trillion secret deal, more and more people are becoming aware and standing up to voice their opposition. What is this deal about? Why some people consider nuclear energy dangerous? What do we all need to learn about nuclear, for the sake of our grandchildren’s future?

Please join us for this participatory popular education session!

 Wednesday, 29 March 2017; 10:00 – 13:00

Athlone Community Hall 

(corner Klipfontein Rd/ Jan Smuts Highway)

For catering purposes and transport assistance please RSVP

Kasongo 064701 9500    or e-mail  poped2011@gmail.com

 

 

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Sister March Cape Town, Saturday 21st January 2017

The Sister March Cape Town is now officially affiliated with The Women’s March

on Washington and will take place on Saturday, 21st January, in solidarity with the

Washington march and sister marches taking place in 400 cities world wide

https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters

https://www.womensmarch.com

You can RSVP using the link (below) to the Sister March Cape Town on The Women’s MarchWebsite.

If you are not able to attend please forward the information below to those on your email list who

might be interested.

We will march because

WOMENS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS

BLACK LIVES MATTER

NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL

SCIENCE IS REAL

LOVE IS LOVE

KINDNESS IS EVERYTHING

And Sister March is for everyone!

Hoping to see you on the 21st.

Tessa Gordon

(Co-organizer with Nancy Krisch)

 

 

 

Sister March Cape Town

Start: January 21, 2017 – 11:00 AM
End: January 21, 2017 – 12:30 PM

Plaza at the top of The Company’s Garden
19 Queen Victoria Street
Cape Town, South Africa 8000
Host Contact Info: nrkrisch@gmail.com

Click here to view the event details.

Now, can you spread the word and invite your friends to come?

Click here to share this event on Facebook.

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Or you can send your friends this link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/sister-march-cape-town?source=direct_link&

 

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Civil Society prepares for NERSA Hearings – Informative documents

The Smart Electricity Workshops

Civil society, NGO’s and CBO’s attended workshops in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg to assist in preparation for the NERSA hearings which will be held countrywide.

See relevant and informative documents below for your information.

Energy Policy Timeline

MYPD Cape Town workshop preparation for NERSA

MYPD3 submission – EGI-SA Nov2012

Preparation for NERSA DBN workshop

Smart Demand

Submission to NERSA from SAFCEI

What is ESKOM asking for?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CIVIL SOCIETY WORKSHOP IN PREPARATION FOR NERSA HEARINGS ON ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKES

The National Electricity Regulator of SA (NERSA) is due to hold public hearings on Eskom’s appeal for a rise in electricity prices that could see current consumer tariffs escalate with over a 100% in the next three years.

With domestic consumers and especially the poor already buckling under recent increases, it is imperative that we highlight alternatives, particularly the Smart Electricity Scenario being developed by the Electricity Governance Initiative (EIG-SA).

NERSA’s countrywide provincial hearings will kick off on

15 January 2013 in Cape Town.

The meeting will hear presentations on the preliminary findings of the Smart Electricity Scenario, which we believe can meet our electricity demand through saving electricity, and over time, replacing our current coal and nuclear power stations with renewable energy. The plan is also aimed at advancing a Just Transition to a new energy future, in the process creating sustainable jobs and improving the living conditions and opportunities of the poor – all at a lower cost to the fiscus and the environment than the government’s official electricity plan (Integrated Resource Plan 2010) is projected to cost.

The smart electricity plan was drafted by a collective of organisations who are all part of the Electricity Governance initiative (EIG-SA).  SAFCEI is part of this collective, as is 350.org. project90x2030, Gender CC, and The Green Connection.

Workshops will be held in:

Durban on 10 January 2013

Cape Town on 11 January 2013

Johannesburg on 21 January 2013

If you are interested in attending, please contact Roshan – info@thegreenconnection.org.za

Spaces are limited so respond now!