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Iranian president threatens to restart nuclear program

2017-08-15 10:31

Iran's president issues direct threat, claims Tehran is capable of restarting its nuclear program within hours

North Korea fires missile in latest provocation

2017-05-29 07:01

North Korea test-fired a missile Monday into Japan's maritime economic zone - the latest in a series of provocative launches that have ratcheted up tensions over its nuclear weapons ambitions.

Radical restructuring at Central Energy Fund under way - Kubayi

2017-05-19 11:20

The Central Energy Fund will undergo radical restructuring to be more transparent and accountable, says Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi.

Adding fuel to the fire

2017-04-12 14:08

The planned nuclear build programme has been contentious from the start. New ministers of finance and energy, as well as some sketchy media reports, make for an explosive combination.

S Korea, Japan, US hold drill against N Korea submarines

2017-04-03 12:00

South Korea, Japan and the US held a joint naval exercise aimed at countering missile threats from North Korean submarines, says Seoul's defence ministry.

North Korea nuclear threat Trump's first challenge

2017-01-04 16:35

North Korea's determined quest for a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland is the first major US foreign policy challenge of the Donald Trump era.

#News24Pravin: Nuclear is still part of the plan

2016-10-27 10:09

Although Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has not allocated funding towards a nuclear build programme in his mini budget, he says a nuclear energy plan for SA is “not ruled out”.

Eskom may take over nuclear job

2016-10-02 06:58

Eskom is looking at taking over the massive nuclear build programme from the department of energy, despite questions about its ability to implement mega projects.

No need for Treasury to finance nuclear - Molefe

2016-09-21 14:43

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says there are enough financiers who would be able to carry the risk of SA's nuclear build plan and that the burden won't have to fall on the fiscus.

Gordhan praises energy minister’s nuclear idea

2016-02-24 14:21

The 9 600 MW nuclear energy new build programme will only proceed after a “thorough and transparent tender process”, according to Treasury’s budget review.

 

North Korea claims it tested first intercontinental missile

2017-07-04 11:56

North Korea has claimed to have tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, a potential game-changing development in its push to militarily challenge Washington.

North Korea leader oversees 'new' weapon system test: KCNA

2017-05-28 10:15

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has overseen a test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system, state media said, amid mounting tensions in the region following a series of missile tests by Pyongyang.

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WATCH: The last time Brian Molefe was Eskom CEO, and punted nuclear

MP Brian Molefe is set to return to Eskom as its CEO, as the board has rescinded his application for early retirement. News24 put Molefe on the spot last August during his previous term, and asked him about renewables, Tegeta and other controversies. Watch.

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Nuclear uncertainty cited as one of the reasons for Fitch downgrade - economist

2017-04-07 19:39

Government's pursuit of an unaffordable nuclear build programme was highlighted in Fitch's reasons for a credit ratings downgrade to junk status.

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.

Govt's gas push for electricity shocks Necsa

2016-11-22 18:59

The SA Nuclear Energy Corporation has been caught unawares by the Department of Energy's new energy proposal, which relies on gas as a base power source.

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.

Confusion over request for proposals on nuclear

2016-09-28 10:08

Confusion reigned at a media briefing over whether government's request for proposals for nuclear energy would go ahead in the absence of an updated energy resource plan.

S Korea's Park tells North to abandon nuclear weapons

2016-08-15 08:49

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye urged North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapon programme and defended the deployment of a US anti-missile system in the face of repeated "provocations" by Pyongyang.

Nuclear plan still needs to get past Ramaphosa, Gordhan

2016-01-15 16:36

After Treasury comes up with a nuclear energy finance model, the programme will still need to be approved by a committee chaired by Cyril Ramaphosa, says Alec Hogg.

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