PetroSA still facing uncertain future - Auditor General

2019-02-12 18:00

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.

Radebe replaces nuclear corp board over 'defiance' and 'ineptitude'

2018-12-07 13:12

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says the board of the Southern African Nuclear Energy Corporation failed in its fiduciary duties.

Necsa subsidiary reinstates execs placed on special leave

2018-07-09 18:36

Nuclear body Necsa has announced that its subsidiary, NTP Radioisotopes, reinstated with immediate effect three senior executives who were put on special leave.

No 'breakdown in safety culture' at Necsa

2018-06-18 10:48

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.

Is a nuclear success story about to be snuffed out?

2018-02-05 06:34

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.

Necsa losing millions daily after cancer treatment production shut down

2017-12-06 15:58

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.

Nuclear: Govt determined to bankrupt SA, says Outa

2017-06-21 18:38

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 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.

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 may request nuclear bids in June – Necsa CEO

2017-04-11 15:05

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.

 

Challenge against removal of nuclear corp. board struck from urgent court roll

2019-01-18 15:14

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 meds can cure cancer, and it's nothing to be scared of - SA Nuclear Energy Corporation

2018-11-08 08:42

Nuclear medicine is safe and, above all, hugely effective in the treatment of cancer.

amaBhungane journalist Micah Reddy responds to Kemm

2018-06-18 11:15

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 nuclear safety scare at Pelindaba as management fumbles

2018-06-07 07:00

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.

Zuma lauds nuclear plant's cancer treatment, despite closure of unit over safety fears

2017-12-07 16:52

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 says its chair targeted in 'surgically executed robbery'

2017-11-15 20:09

NECSA CEO Phumzile Tshelane said the corporation has “direct evidence of the involvement of anti-nuclear business interests” but did not name them.

Gigaba confirms he didn't sign nuclear deal with Russia

2017-05-26 12:50

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has told Parliament that he has not signed a nuclear deal with Russia.

Necsa’s next step towards realising nuclear dream

2017-05-17 07:26

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".

Possible public debate on nuclear gets a rousing welcome

2017-05-02 19:19

The willingness by Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi to open the nuclear debate to the public has been lauded by Parliament’s energy committee.

Earthlife wins SA’s first climate change court case

2017-03-09 13:57

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg has won SA's first climate change court case, forcing government to reconsider an appeal regarding a coal-fired power station in Limpopo.

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