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On Thursday, two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) launched an urgent court application to halt what they are calling a "rush by government in decision-making on the nuclear energy deal". Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute said in a statement on Friday that they have approached the High Court to ask for an order to stay the process. Last week, the same NGOs sent a request to Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Energy Minister David Mahlobo‚ as well as the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa)‚ asking for a commitment to follow legal processes and allow public consultation on proposed nuclear deals. The three parties had not responded to the request by Wednesday‚ the statement said. Earthlife’s Makoma Lekalakala said: "We are part of an international movement against dirty nuclear energy‚ where we have seen governments enter into nuclear deals that are not in the interests of their people. That must not happen...

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