Liz McDaid of the nuclear victory

Liz McDaid of the nuclear victory

Triumphant anti-nuclear campaigner believes courage works wonders.

Battle-weary South Africans had cause for a rare moment of national jubilation when on 26 April the Western Cape High Court made its momentous ruling, effectively halting the country’s ridiculous nuclear power expansion programme.

The ruling, on the eve of Freedom Day in South Africa, also coincided with the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. To top it all, it rained in drought-stressed Cape Town, and jubilant activists danced outside the court until they were drenched.

If upheld, the ruling will save the country trillions of rands. It represents arguably the biggest achievement by NGOs in decades. Two small NGOs, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (*SAFCEI), following two years of court preparation, finally managed to block the deal.

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