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ARTICLES RELATING TO SA NUCLEAR DEAL

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.

Govt defends nuclear 'secrecy'

2017-02-24 11:55

The government has come under fire for tabling treaties in Parliament without debate as an application over its nuclear deal with Russia continues in the Western Cape High Court.

Why discuss the nuclear deal in secret?

2016-11-16 07:08

A closed meeting on the nuclear build plan reinforces the perception that government has something to hide, says lobby group Safcei.

Renewables will also cost SA over R1trn - Joemat-Pettersson

2016-10-11 15:16

Renewable energy will also cost in excess of R1 trillion and it’s up to Eskom to say if its balance sheet can afford it, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Be sensible, go nuclear

2016-10-02 08:18

South Africans know how to run nuclear reactors – we know about refuelling, repairs and maintenance – so we’re in a perfect position to welcome the infrastructure.

New revelations in SA nuclear deal

2016-09-16 14:31

The Department of Energy has declined to divulge any information on what appears to be the first contract for South Africa's nuclear build programme.

Controversial nuclear programme to launch at month-end

2016-09-08 11:29

The nuclear procurement programme will officially begin on September 30, amid a court case against the process and as rating agencies watch spending plans.

Electricity connections rise to 85.5%

2016-06-02 19:57

Eskom has taken credit for accelerating the number of households connected to the power grid, after Stats SA revealed levels increased to 85.5% in 2015.

Govt misses court deadline on nuclear plan

2016-05-18 19:12

The government has failed to submit answering affidavits in its court case with activists regarding the non-submission of its Russian nuclear deal to Parliament.

Nuclear boss challenges war room expert

2016-04-01 12:00

Nuclear expert Dr Kelvin Kemm has challenged a theory that SA does not need more nuclear power stations, which it was claimed would be too expensive for the country.

 

How Eskom could unlock billions to fast-track nuclear deal

2017-04-20 09:29

While Eskom is set on having a nuclear power station operational by 2025, the issue of financing a major infrastructure project has been top of mind.

We don't need public approval for Russian nuclear deal - govt

2017-02-23 16:30

The South African government is under no obligation to get public approval for a nuclear agreement it signed with Russia, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

French have nuclear edge

2016-10-23 06:08

Eskom’s long-standing relationship with French energy company may rain on the Russians’ parade.

There is room for nuclear

2016-10-09 06:29

A key official says 'facts' in government's policy make nuclear a part of the energy mix and puts gas usage into question.

Investors eye nuclear vs political power in SA

2016-09-27 07:49

Nuclear tendering will likely consume political capital into year-end as it grinds forwards, says an emerging markets economist.

Civil bodies a step closer in nuclear deal challenge

2016-09-15 08:41

Civil society has moved a step closer in its drawn out court action to have the nuclear deal set aside with the submission of its replying affidavit.

ANALYSIS: The cost of nuclear electricity in SA

2016-08-01 06:53

Chris Yelland draws an analysis to establish the levelised cost of electricity from the proposed 9.6 GW new nuclear build programme in SA under various assumptions.

Nuclear plan will keep SA's poor in the dark - Kumi Naidoo

2016-05-23 18:40

Former Greenpeace director Kumi Naidoo says millions of South Africans living without electricity cannot wait 10 to15 years for the nuclear procurement plan to roll out.

Joemat-Pettersson: Govt will stick to affordable nuclear plan

2016-05-11 15:24

Energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says government will stick to a nuclear build programme it can afford and make sure the process is free of any corruption.

Nuclear corruption, affordability concerns gain traction

2016-03-29 14:22

South Africa can’t afford nuclear energy and doesn’t require it in its power generation mix, according to cabinet’s energy war room adviser Prof Anton Eberhard.

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