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Nuclear Deal Protects, South Africa
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When conventional forms of activism don’t reach the ears of a democratically-elected government, the courts can provide a platform to hold the state accountable. A High Court ruling against the South African government’s efforts to buy in nuclear power is a case in point, writes Leonie Joubert.

Nuclear Court Case Campaign Logo
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Led by HBS partners Earthlife Africa (ELA) and the South African Faith Communities Environmental Institute (SAFCEI), the anti-nuke campaign has managed to challenge the South African government on its decision to pursue a 9.6GW nuclear procurement programme.

 
Africa’s Energy Future Project

This report presents an update on the current state of energy poverty in South African cities. It explores the energy poverty-gender nexus in the urban environment, an aspect that is largely overlooked.

Township Household Technologies

This booklet briefly examines alternative energy technologies and associated energy sources available in the market that are cleaner, appropriate, applicable and sustainable relative to those that are currently available and used by informal households for their domestic energy requirements.

The bad of South Africa’s potential energy futures
In this episode we travel to the future and ask how we will power South Africa in 2050? The most speculative of the four episodes, this final instalment looks ahead to the good and the bad of South Africa’s potential energy futures.
Controversial nuclear deal that has allegedly been cut with the Russian government
This is episode 2 of an HBS supported podcast series on the Nuclear Industry in South Africa. This 4 part podcast series sheds light on the many facets of the South African Nuclear Deal.
Energy Service Delivery and Access for Low Income Households
This documentary addresses the successes and challenges in addressing energy poverty in urban South Africa, with a focus on exploring new approaches to energy service delivery in the context of Climate Change.
The myths of nuclear power

While the international debate on whether nuclear power should form part of any country’s low-carbon energy future is raging on, a number of African countries are considering nuclear energy generation as part of their future energy plans.

Nuclear Deals, Southern Africa

On the 1st of September 2016, The Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBS) hosted a Breakfast Benefit on Nuclear Power Procurement in South Africa. In support of public interest litigation, the purpose of the fundraiser was to generate awareness around the proposed nuclear deal and garner additional financial support to protect the rule of law in South Africa.

Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant
On the 9th of March 2016, the Heinrich Boell Foundation in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies and the Goedgedacht Forum held a technical workshop on the prudence of South Africa's nuclear power aspirations.

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