State of the Nuclear: Energy minister reveals the way forward

2017-08-10 06:01

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi gives an update on the state of the proposed nuclear new-build programme in South Africa.

France could close a third of nuclear reactors - minister

2017-07-11 08:14

France's new environment minister says nearly a third of the country's nuclear reactors could be shut under plans to scale back the amount of electricity produced from atomic power.

Renewables top nuclear in US power mix for first time since 1984

2017-07-07 11:45

For the first time in more than 30 years, America’s nuclear plants have fallen behind renewable energy suppliers as a source of electricity.

Nuclear energy: the best option for South Africa?

2017-06-01 07:23

The world is expecting us to move to cleaner options, and South Africa has made international commitments to do this. We need to plan ahead, says Chris Yelland.

Anti-nuclear activist gives radiation health warning after trip to Japan

2017-05-28 17:00

An anti-nuclear activist has warned residents of Khayelitsha that the health effects of a radiation disaster was a real threat to their future.

Energy minister wants to clean house after fuel stock saga

2017-05-19 19:56

The sale of SA’s strategic fuel stock has prompted Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi to second her director-general to act as CEO at the Strategic Fuel Fund.

US will talk to North Korea if nuclear tests stop

2017-05-16 22:35

The US will consider talks with North Korea if it halts all nuclear and ballistic missile tests, says Washington's envoy to the United Nations.

New nuclear agreements to be signed in June

2017-05-14 13:38

South Africa will sign standardised agreements with the US, China, South Korea, France and Russia, says Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi.

Action plan in motion for govt's costly nuclear programme

2017-05-11 06:01

The government will by the end of the week decide on the process forward, following the nuclear court judgment, says Energy Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi.

Renewables vs nuclear: Ruling calls for greater scrutiny

2017-05-04 05:00

It is imperative to scrutinise proposals for massive wind farms and renewables which have huge costs and could permanently damage and scar the environment, says Rob Jeffrey.


Nuclear turned South Korea into an Asian tiger - scientist

2017-07-23 16:00

Nuclear electricity is the key ingredient behind South Korea's rags to riches story. SA can use the same strategy to change its own fate, says nuclear analyst Dr Anthonie Cilliers.

Over 120 nations adopt treaty banning nuclear weapons

2017-07-07 22:42

More than 120 countries have approved the first-ever treaty banning nuclear weapons at a UN meeting boycotted by all nuclear-armed nations.

Opposition MPs reject budget for 'delinquent' Energy Dept

2017-06-08 17:31

The DA, IFP and EFF rejected the budget vote for Energy outright, saying they could not support a department that is resolute on procuring nuclear energy at all costs.

Group that ended Eskom’s nuclear bid plans next move

2017-05-28 18:00

Safcei has moved on from its court victory over government in April, which set aside the nuclear procurement programme.

Nuclear chiefs regroup in SA as minister pledges fresh start

2017-05-19 21:00

Nuclear energy leaders have regrouped to discuss the way forward after a court case cancelled the start of the 9.6 GW new build procurement programme last month.

New nuclear is not a viable option for SA - Siemens CEO

2017-05-17 21:37

Renewable energy, coal and the addition of gas-to-power is all SA needs to ensure an affordable and sufficient power generation mix, according to the Siemens CEO.

Molefe and nuclear to dominate power gathering

2017-05-16 06:01

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and South Africa’s stalled nuclear procurement programme will feature prominently at the African Utility Week in Cape Town this week.

SA's nuclear procurement process to start afresh - Kubayi

2017-05-13 11:44

South Africa's nuclear procurement process will start afresh after a court ruling scuppered the process, announced energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi on Saturday morning.

Rosatom remains upbeat about nuclear after Eskom cans RFI

2017-05-04 09:22

Rosatom has acknowledged Eskom’s decision to terminate its request for information, and says last week's court ruling had no direct relation to it.

Eskom terminates nuclear request for information

2017-05-03 08:46

Eskom says it has terminated its request for information as part of the 9.6 GW nuclear energy new build procurement programme following a court ruling last week.

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