'Build programme debt does not feed into Eskom tariffs'

2016-10-20 18:42

Cost overruns on build programmes are not the cause of tariff increases, says Eskom.

EXCLUSIVE: New chapter for nuclear firm as Russia pays Necsa R1.7m

2016-10-11 09:50

SA’s state-owned nuclear company Necsa has received R1.7m as part of a fabrication contract to manufacture nuclear reactor components for Russia, it has announced.

Civil bodies have no nuclear legal case - Rosatom

2016-10-07 05:30

Rosatom is of the view that civil bodies, who plan to take the Department of Energy to court over an alleged nuclear deal, have no case.

World court has no jurisdiction in nuclear case

2016-10-05 20:08

The UN's highest court has ruled that it lacks jurisdiction to take on cases brought by the tiny Pacific Ocean nation of the Marshall Islands that seeks to urge Britain, India and Pakistan to resume talks to eradicate nuclear weapons stock.

Debate heats up as nuclear plan stalls

2016-10-03 07:41

Proponents and opponents of nuclear energy have raised concerns after government stalled the release of the request for proposals to start the nuclear procurement programme.

Nuclear plan on ice as Eskom may take ownership

2016-09-29 16:57

Early indications are that Eskom may ultimately be responsible for the management and implementation of SA's nuclear plan and not the Department of Energy as originally planned.

Govt spends millions on nuclear advice – minister

2016-09-23 18:27

The department of energy has so far paid two companies for the provision of advisory services for South Africa's nuclear build programme.

Why SA’s public finance watchdog failed its mandate on nuclear

2016-09-19 07:39

The Parliamentary Budget Office had 10 months to prepare its findings about the cost of a nuclear programme, but its final report was little more than a summary of other institutions' work.

North Korea carries out 'biggest ever' nuclear test

2016-09-09 05:41

North Korea is believed to have conducted a fifth nuclear test, its most powerful to date, South Korea's military says, after monitors detected a 5.3-magnitude "artificial earthquake".

The cost of nuclear testing

2016-09-04 00:02

A conference­ on ­nuclear ­disarmament in ­Kazakhstan sheds light on a secretive and hugely ­destructive test site


Eskom gets lead role in state's new nuclear masterplan

2016-10-12 07:33

The Department of Energy plans to be the overarching coordinating body of SA’s nuclear build programme, while Eskom plans to procure and fund the massive build programme.

There is room for nuclear

2016-10-09 06:29

A key official says 'facts' in government's policy make nuclear a part of the energy mix and puts gas usage into question.

Rosatom still "upbeat" about nuclear bid

2016-10-06 19:43

Despite the Department of Energy's decision to delay the release of the Request for Proposals, Rosatom has not been deterred from bidding for the nuclear tender.

China Development Bank's R7bn not for nuclear - Molefe

2016-10-03 12:42

Eskom's R7bn credit facility provided by the China Development Bank is not meant for the nuclear build programme, says CEO Brian Molefe.

Deal signed for giant UK nuclear project

2016-10-02 16:00

The contract for a French-Chinese consortium to build Britain's first nuclear plant in a generation has been signed, after a string of controversies.

US defence chief an expert on nukes, but says little about them

2016-09-26 05:39

As defence chief for a president who famously envisioned "a world without nuclear weapons", Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them.

Energy Dept urged to elaborate on nuclear bid list

2016-09-19 17:02

A list of consultants and firms that helped create the Department of Energy’s nuclear strategy over the past five years leaves more questions than answers, according to the DA.

Obama warns of new sanctions after North Korea nuclear test

2016-09-10 07:22

President Barack Obama has vowed to push for new international sanctions in retaliation for the "grave threat" posed by North Korea's latest nuclear test.

May defends delays on nuclear project

2016-09-04 13:30

British Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her decision to delay a partly Beijing-backed nuclear power project.

Eskom mulls extending comment period for nuclear sites

2016-08-26 20:12

Eskom says it is considering extending the comment period for its nuclear site applications in Thyspunt and Duynefontyn.

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