Koeberg Alert

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The Koeberg Alert alliance is an anti-nuclear activist organisation which emerged from an earlier pressure group in Cape Town called "Stop Koeberg" in 1983. Both were intended to halt construction of the first nuclear power station in South Africa at Duynefontein, 28 km NNW of Cape Town: the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station.

After failing to influence the then ruling National Party it turned to the broader democratic and anti-apartheid movement, hoping to influence future policy.

Forging strong links with Earthlife Africa and the emerging Environmental Justice National Forum in the 1990s, it was revitalised in 2009 in opposition to President Thabo Mbeki's Pebble bed modular reactor programme and the emergence of "Nuclear-1" (a project to build additional nuclear reactors in South Africa) under President Jacob Zuma.

It currently organises various anti-nuclear campaigns, participates in the wider anti-nuclear and peace movements,[1] and makes submissions and presentations to formal government processes relating to nuclear power.

Representatives have attended international nuclear power related conferences and events, including in Yokohama, Fukushima and Sweden.

Notable people[edit]

Some notable people active in the organisation:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ David Fig (2005). Uranium Road: Questioning South Africa's Nuclear Direction. Jacana Media. p. 52. ISBN 9781770090927.
  2. ^ "South Africa: Koeberg Alert". All Africa. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  3. ^ says, Praveen (18 May 2011). "About KAA". KOEBERG ALERT ALLIANCE. Retrieved 27 February 2021.

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