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The North Gauteng High Court on Friday ruled that the decision by former minister of energy Jeff Radebe to remove the board of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) was unlawful
A high court judge has struck from the urgent roll an application challenging the removal of three board members from the Southern African Nuclear Energy Corporation.
Nuclear medicine is safe and, above all, hugely effective in the treatment of cancer.
Dr Kemm is wrong from the get go.The idea that the initial shutdown at Necsa had to do with a "signature snag" is a red herring.
Another safety incident has shaken the Pelindaba nuclear facility outside Johannesburg, resulting in the total shutdown of the NTP Radioisotopes plant which produces nuclear medicine and radiation-based products.
President Jacob Zuma has lauded the production of cancer treatment at the Pelindaba nuclear plant, despite that section being closed down for safety reasons in November.
NECSA CEO Phumzile Tshelane said the corporation has “direct evidence of the involvement of anti-nuclear business interests” but did not name them.
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has told Parliament that he has not signed a nuclear deal with Russia.
In an interview with Chris Yelland, Necsa chair Kelvin Kemm says he "can’t imagine that the process will have to start again from scratch, as so much has already been done".
The willingness by Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi to open the nuclear debate to the public has been lauded by Parliament’s energy committee.
Low crude oil prices are taking their toll on national oil company PetroSA, and the Auditor General has raised concerns over its ability to continue operating in future.
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says the board of the Southern African Nuclear Energy Corporation failed in its fiduciary duties.
Nuclear body Necsa has announced that its subsidiary, NTP Radioisotopes, reinstated with immediate effect three senior executives who were put on special leave.
From amaB they were talking of potential death and explosions, which was like adding the soundtrack to a Sherlock Holmes movie. My respect for amaB plunged, writes Kelvin Kemm.
Staff at SA's world-leading nuclear medicine supplier, NTP Radioisotopes, have been left fuming after the removal of their MD and three other senior employees by parent company Necsa. AmaBhungane reports.
Since the production line of a radioisotope cancer treatment at Pelindaba nuclear plant was halted in November, the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation has been losing about R3.5m every day.
Critics of South Africa’s new nuclear programme have warned the government to weigh their words and actions meticulously, and stick to the process a court ordered it to follow.
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.
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 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.
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