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.

Renewable energy plans: Who’s in control? Eskom or govt?

2016-08-12 09:32

With Eskom seemingly doing all it can to push back on renewable energy and as lucrative nuclear deals beckon, it’s hard not to be cynical about the utility's plans, says an analyst.

Areva nuclear info leak could hurt Eskom's court battle

2016-08-10 11:40

Eskom says it is investigating an information leak at the Koeberg nuclear plant that could affect a court case related to a R5bn contract awarded to Areva.

Eskom chair: Outa's nuke take lacks substance

2016-08-04 20:07

Eskom has taken up the challenge and is proactively gearing itself up to own and operate an expanded nuclear fleet, says Eskom chair Ben Ngubane.

Momentous day for black-owned IPP gas company

2016-07-25 20:27

A 670 MW independent power producer open cycle gas turbine plant has started commercial operation, signalling a new era for a black-owned power producer.

EU opens probe into rescue of nuclear firm Areva

2016-07-19 17:00

EU anti-trust regulators have opened an investigation into the restructuring of the French state-owned nuclear reactor builder Areva, says the European Commission.

Why are Africans afraid of nuclear energy, asks Molefe

2016-07-06 08:47

Africa should use nuclear energy to move forward, says Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

Mitsubishi joins EDF in bid to save reactor builder Areva

2016-06-28 19:30

France may have found a long-awaited Asian partner to help rescue its nuclear industry as its energy giant EDF has signed a partnership deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Areva to spin off atomic fuel business to attract investors

2016-06-15 12:39

Areva will spin off its nuclear-fuel operations to shield them from the troubled reactor business as the French atomic group prepares to raise €5bn to help repay debt.

Uganda vows to halt military ties with N Korea: Seoul

2016-05-29 17:57

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to cut military and security ties with North Korea in line with UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests, a Seoul official says.


Energy minister to be quizzed on missing nuclear documents

2016-08-19 07:55

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson will be asked in Parliament next week to account for missing documents in a court case regarding the nuclear programme.

Westinghouse weighs in on Eskom letter leak

2016-08-11 10:21

A routine letter sent by a Koeberg manager has led to accusations by Westinghouse that it has been unfairly prejudiced by Eskom and that the utility has misled the Concourt.

No load shedding for 1 year, but Eskom sees strikes, leaks and drones

2016-08-09 22:49

Eskom’s anniversary of no load shedding was marred on Women’s Day with a strike action escalation and two unrelated incidences at its nuclear power station.

SA can’t afford nuclear build on top of Medupi - Outa

2016-07-28 18:32

SA should only start the process of building several nuclear stations after it has fully completed its current coal power station project, says Outa.

‘We are humbly the best’ - nuclear firm Rosatom

2016-07-21 07:58

Rosatom's Viktor Polikarpov says the nuclear firm is the best in the field and has every intention to bid for South Africa's nuclear tender.

SA backs India for nuclear group

2016-07-08 17:15

President Jacob Zuma has agreed to support India’s bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers group, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said.

SA nuclear advisory firm rejects links to Rosatom

2016-07-01 19:32

WorleyParsons “strongly objects to any speculation” that it is affiliated with Russian nuclear firm Rosatom, saying there is no conflict of interest in its work with government.

Israel not yet ready to ratify nuclear test treaty - PM

2016-06-20 21:35

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel supports a treaty to ban nuclear testing, but signalled his country was not yet ready to ratify a UN pact adopted by the UN nearly 20 years ago.

Sweden agrees to continue nuclear power

2016-06-10 18:55

Sweden's left-wing government has struck a deal with the opposition to continue nuclear power for the foreseeable future, backtracking on its pledge to phase out atomic energy.

Areva, TVO talks over nuclear dispute called off: TVO

2016-05-27 18:36

Negotiations between France's struggling nuclear power giant Areva and Finnish operator TVO over cost overruns and delays for the construction of a Finnish reactor have been called off, TVO says,

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