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Energy Justice, Beyond the Eskom Crisis. 

Feb 4 @ 17:00 - 20:30

Over the years, TEASA partner SACLI has held several SEFSA (Socio Economic Future of South Africa) consultations with stake holders in Civil society, Business and government leaders with a view to finding common ground on pertinent issues facing our nation.

 

The energy crisis emanating from Eskom is one such a critical matter in South Africa at this point, and merits the attention of people of faith. It has serious negative effects on our nation’s ability to make progress on the war against poverty and unemployment.

 

While the governance and operational problems at Eskom are well known factors contributing to our energy insecurity,  matters of energy justice critical to the livelihoods of many poor families, appear lost in ideological debates.

 

  • Why are energy costs rising dramatically when the quality of energy provision is deteriorating?
  • Why are vested interests in the coal industry and related industries seemingly preventing a responsible approach to clean and sustainable energy adoption?
  • Why are policies and legislation that would enable a more distributed and democratic energy sector delayed?
  • Why is there seemingly no robust engagement with the various energy experts and civil society stakeholders in the country, and a consensus view formed of how to proceed?

 

SACLI will convene a dialogue with Civil society and church based partners entitled Energy Justice, Beyond the Eskom Crisis. 

 

Date: 4th Feb

 

Time: 17h30 for 18h00.

 

Venue: GIBS, 26 Melville Rd, Illovo, Johannesburg

 

RSVP to thabang@sacli.org.za  by 31 January 2020.

 

Details

Date:
Feb 4
Time:
17:00 - 20:30