ARTICLES RELATING TO NUCLEAR DEAL

'Justice is served', say applicants in nuclear court bid

2017-04-26 17:56

A court ruling declaring unlawful government’s actions to secure a nuclear build plan occurred on the very same day a nuclear disaster happened in Chernobyl in Russia.

Nuclear battle not over yet, warns OUTA

2017-04-26 14:48

Organisations have welcomed a high court ruling that nuclear agreements between South Africa and vendor countries are illegal. However, OUTA says the battle is not over.

Court sets aside nuclear deals with Russia, other countries

2017-04-26 10:11

Judge Lee Bozalek has set aside with costs government's nuclear agreements signed with vendor countries and declared them unlawful and unconstitutional.

SA may request nuclear bids in June – Necsa CEO

2017-04-11 15:05

SA Nuclear Energy Corporation chief executive officer Phumzile Tshelane says a request for proposals to build reactors is expected to go out as early as June as five potential suppliers emerge as leading candidates.

Gigaba's 'suspicious' gifts from Guptas, Russian ambassador

2017-04-06 13:57

New Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has received a number of gifts from Gupta-owned company Sahara and the Russian ambassador, dating back from the time that he was an ANC MP.

Zuma reshuffle opens the door for nuclear deal

2017-04-03 07:36

South Africa's energy sector is perhaps at its most fluid and unpredictable stage it has ever been in, explains UJ Professor of Physics Hartmut Winkler.

Treasury shoots down nuclear deal allegations

2017-04-02 22:14

National Treasury set the record straight on news that was circulating on social media of a nuclear deal allegedly signed by incoming Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Why is everyone picking on the Russian nuclear deal - govt

2017-02-23 18:55

The government does not understand why everybody is picking on its agreement with Russia to possibly supply the country with nuclear power infrastructure, a high court has heard.

Zuma steers clear of nuclear in SONA

2017-02-09 22:17

As Eskom pushes to finalise the 9.6 GW nuclear energy procurement programme in 2017, President Jacob Zuma simply says that nuclear is a part of the electricity mix.

Eskom will not oppose anti-nuke deal litigation

2017-02-07 07:27

Eskom’s decision not to enter the legal fray comes after it was added as a respondent in the court proceedings last week.

 

Nuclear ruling to cause 'great unhappiness' in Russian camp

2017-04-26 16:01

New trade union federation Saftu and opposition parties Cope and the DA are jubilant about a court ruling setting aside government's initial plans to procure nuclear energy.

Energy minister to cough up for nuclear court costs

2017-04-26 12:28

The court has ruled that the minister of energy is solely liable for all legal costs in the court case challenging government’s plans to procure 9.6GW of nuclear energy.

Joemat-Pettersson left hurdles to thwart nuclear, DA says

2017-04-19 07:51

Former energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has created many nuclear hurdles that will help opponents of the procurement programme.

ANC: SA to re-think nuclear deal after junk status

2017-04-09 21:15

The government will have to re-think the costly and highly contentious nuclear expansion programme, following the country downgrading to junk status, says the ANC.

OPINION: Gordhan’s firing – calculated power play and Russian influence

2017-04-05 19:07

What explains the allegedly irrational decisions taken by the SA government over recent days? Frans Cronje, scenario planner at the Institute for Race Relations, provides two explanations for the firing of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister.

Gigaba’s first 24 hours: Insights into the future

2017-04-03 06:29

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba points to an almost indifference of the ratings agencies and a disregard for what a downgrade will do to the cost of capital, writes Daniel Silke.

Russian nuclear agreement not a done deal, says govt

2017-02-24 18:41

The agreement South Africa signed with Russia over nuclear energy is not a commercial agreement, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Government plays dirty with renewables

2017-02-22 09:51

Research by the CSIR shows that renewable energy is a feasible option for SA, yet government’s proposed long-term energy strategy for the most part snubs renewables.

Zuma sheds light on radical economic transformation vision

2017-02-09 21:37

President Jacob Zuma has set out exactly what the ruling party means when it says radical economic transformation needs to take place in South Africa.

Chinese firm banned for fraud enters Eskom nuclear race

2017-02-06 07:29

A Chinese company that has expressed interest in responding to Eskom’s nuclear request for information was debarred for 18 months by the World Bank in late 2015.

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