Ramaphosa tells Putin the time's not right for nuclear

2018-07-27 06:45

South Africa’s nuclear energy expansion programme formed part of wide-ranging talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cyril Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the Brics Summit.

Russia claims radioactivity spike not due to nuclear plant

2017-12-08 19:15

Russian authorities have denied that a radioactivity spike in Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals.

Russia confirms it had radioactive pollution 986 times that of norm

2017-11-21 09:22

Russia has confirmed "extremely high" levels of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 in several parts of the country, confirming European reports about the contamination. Russia confirms radioactive pollution exceeded norm by 986 times

Rosatom shrugs off minister's doubts

2017-06-20 16:57

Despite Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi's concerns that the canning of the nuclear deal may have damaged relations with Russia, state nuclear firm Rosatom says this has not influenced its operations in SA.

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.

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.

Costly delays upset reactor renaissance, keep nuclear at bay

2017-02-03 07:53

Costly delays, growing complexity and new safety requirements in the wake of the triple meltdown at Fukushima are conspiring to thwart a new age of nuclear reactor construction.

Rosatom pushes into wind energy

2017-01-31 22:26

Russia's nuclear agency Rosatom is joining with a Dutch company to create a wind turbine venture.

Rosatom denies nuke bid, Eskom says reports are nonsensical

2017-01-25 06:01

Rosatom says it has not submitted its bid for South Africa’s 9.6 GW nuclear procurement project.

Russia and France welcome Eskom’s nuclear request

2016-12-20 20:15

South African nuclear energy bidders Russia and France have welcomed Eskom’s release of the request for information.

 

Rosatom signs first deal in South Africa

2018-01-30 22:00

Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation, Rosatom, has signed its first energy contract in South Africa for a hydro scheme in Mpumalanga.

Zuma’s ANC countdown puts anti-nuclear groups on high alert

2017-11-29 18:20

As the ANC elective conference draws close, society is on high alert that the president and energy minister will sign a nuclear deal with the Russians, says Matthew le Cordeur.

Nuclear agenda in Africa under spotlight, as Rosatom launches wind energy firm

2017-09-22 05:30

Russia’s nuclear agenda in Africa has been under the spotlight this week, after Rosatom announced the launch of a major wind energy subsidiary.

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.

Rosatom remains upbeat about nuclear after Eskom cans RFI

2017-05-04 09:22

Rosatom has acknowledged Eskom’s decision to terminate its request for information, and says last week's court ruling had no direct relation to it.

OPINION: Gordhan’s firing – calculated power play and Russian influence

2017-04-05 19:07

What explains the allegedly irrational decisions taken by the SA government over recent days? Frans Cronje, scenario planner at the Institute for Race Relations, provides two explanations for the firing of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister.

Eskom reveals which countries will bid for nuclear deal

2017-02-01 07:14

Eskom says 27 companies have stated they intend to provide a response to the Request for Information it issued for the proposed Nuclear New Build Programme.

France’s EDF also on board to bid for nuclear build

2017-01-25 15:55

French power utility EDF has announced it intends to submit a response to Eskom’s Request for Information for the 9.6 GW nuclear new build procurement programme.

Russia's Rosatom bids for nuclear in SA

2017-01-24 15:46

Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom has submitted a bid for a nuclear power project in South Africa, TASS news agency has cited the company's general director as saying.

McWilliams: SA’s nuclear deal with Russia serves only the kleptocracy

2016-11-24 10:22

The nuclear energy bill is symptomatic of a new era of kleptocracy where SA's future interests are sacrificed on the altar of greed and self-interest, says an analyst.

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