Activists want govt to say no to nuclear


A group of activists from various environmental organisations took part in a march in Johannesburg to protest South Africa's nuclear expansion plans.

Activists lie on the floor in protest against protest South Africa's nuclear expansion plans. (Mujahid Safodien, Greenpeace)

Activists marched in Gauteng on Saturday against the country's nuclear expansion plans, Greenpeace said.

"Members of Earthlife Africa, Greenpeace Africa, Justice and Peace, and Ceasefire formed the alliance with the purpose to raise concerns about the cost of new projects, the safety of nuclear power and the lack of transparency and accountability in the nuclear sector," the organisation said in a statement.

They marched from Pieter Roos Park to Beyers Naude square in the Johannesburg city centre.

According to Earthlife Africa's Makoma Lekalakala "The country's new nuclear build is estimated to be at least R1 trillion in public funds. The cost for the nuclear infrastructure build will ultimately be passed down to South Africans which means we are heading for devastating poverty amongst millions of already impoverished South Africans." – Sapa.

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