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.

Iran unveils new missile, says seeks peace through strength

2015-08-22 14:48

Iran unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile it said could strike targets with pin-point accuracy within a range of 500 km, saying military might was a precondition for peace.

Dispute over nuclear arms ban ends in failure

2015-05-23 13:13

A month-long review conference on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has ended in failure after its members were unable to overcome several disagreements.

Koeberg tender process was 'unlawful'

2014-09-17 09:59

Westinghouse Electric Company says Eskom did not hand over documents relating to Areva's R4bn Koeberg tender and the tender process was irregular and unlawful.


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.

Mystery surrounds the cost of SA's nuclear programme

2015-07-14 14:58

South Africa is intent on forging ahead with the nuclear build programme of up to nine nuclear power stations, but the state just won’t say how much it will cost.

First new nuclear plant scheduled for 2023

2015-02-12 20:45

SA expects the first of six new mini-nuclear plants to come on stream by 2023 "just in time for Eskom to retire part of its ageing power plants", says President Jacob Zuma.

Eskom promises to release Koeberg documents

2014-09-16 12:44

Acting Eskom CEO Colin Matjila has promised to release the tender documents relating to French nuclear firm Areva's contract to replace generators at Koeberg.

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