March against R1 trillion nuclear deal on 22 February

Community members will mobilise to protest against a R1-trillion nuclear deal.

Social justice organisations will protest outside Eskom MegaWatt Park in Sunninghill on 22 February to demand an end to the secrecy surrounding the South African government’s R1-trillion proposed nuclear procurement deal.

Protesters will also march on Parliament and the Cape High Court in Cape Town.
The organisations believe there has been secret decision-making and a lack of public consultation by the government, opening the door to massive corruption that could bankrupt the country.

The organisers of the march including R2K (Right to Know), Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute, said in a statement, “For years we have seen service delivery issues take a back seat to massive spending that does not improve the living standards of ordinary South Africans.

“The nuclear deal will be the biggest procurement South Africa has ever seen and will lead to increases in electricity pricing and minimal job creation in comparison to other energy options, unless we unite to stop this outrageous expenditure. We demand a people’s budget.”

In Johannesburg, the march will start at 10am to 11am at Eskom MegaWatt Park in Sunninghill; and in Cape Town the march will start at 9am to 1.30pm.
For more information contact Vainola Makan on 062 014 4969, Siphokazi Pangalele on 061 946 7147, Ntombiyebongo Tshabalala on 082 710 3138 or Sandile Nombeni on 06 175 5449.
Details: www.nuclearcostssa.org
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Masego Seemela
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