The Budget presents a dilemma to the unions. Mboweni himself grappled with the conflicting demands, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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.
NECSA CEO Phumzile Tshelane said the corporation has “direct evidence of the involvement of anti-nuclear business interests” but did not name them.
An expert has lashed out at the anti-nuclear lobby for implying that South African nuclear professionals are incompetent, and has rubbished claims of a secret nuclear deal.
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.
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.
Nuclear Africa CEO Dr Kelvin Kemm has been appointed by Cabinet as chairperson of a new board of the embattled South African Nuclear Energy Corporation.
Fin24 user Dion Wilmans says some points made by Dr Kelvin Kemm about nuclear energy appear to be “well-orchestrated propaganda" with no mention of long-term impacts.
Fin24 user Sterrenberg Bester says the nuclear build programme may bring jobs to the Port Elizabeth region but will be suicidal to the SA economy.
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.
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.
Necsa CEO Phumzile Tshelane has been given a new three-year contract after Cabinet approved his reappointment this week, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.
Nuclear firm Necsa is battling to resolve the thorny issue of making adequate provision and accounting for decommissioning and decontamination costs in the years ahead.
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.
A private South African team has been working on its own version of the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor, which it could export overseas, says nuclear expert Dr Kelvin Kemm.
Moving away from high cost grid infrastructures - and nuclear power stations - makes complete sense, says EarthLife’s Judith Taylor.
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