This amazing, spinning ball of rock and water, hurtling through space at more than 100,000 kilometres an hour, provides us with everything we need to live and be healthy. It’s a delicate balance, with various interconnected natural systems — hydrologic and carbon cycles, ocean and atmospheric currents among them — creating ideal conditions for human life.
If the balance is upset, natural systems will correct and the planet will endure, but those corrections may hinder or halt the ability of humans to thrive, or even survive. You’d think this would be incentive enough for us to learn about and care for natural systems, but recent news sometimes makes me feel as if there’s a huge disconnect between people and the planet.
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Liziwe McDaid attending the open government partnership (OGP) in Paris.
Civil society gathering in preparation for the official Open Government Partnership (OGP) conference held in Paris in 2016
Discussion about service delivery
Screening of the Smart Electricity workshop, held at AIDC in Cape Town on Friday 11 January will be screened on Tuesday 5th February at 12:30pm.
A repeat will be broadcast on Thursday 7th February at 07:00.
Don’t miss this programme!!
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 were 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
Submission to NERSA from SAFCEI
What is ESKOM asking for?
Liz McDaid presented on 15 January on behalf of SAFCEI and Robert Fischer (Project90x2030) presented on behalf of the EGI-SA.
SAFCEI is part of the Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI-SA).
NERSA MYPD3 presentation 15 January 2013 – Cape Town