Crunch time for SA's national nuclear company, which has run out of capital

2020-03-17 20:57

It is crunch time for South Africa's state-owned national nuclear company, which ran out of operating capital several months before its financial year-end.

Koeberg’s seawater 'pump' problem is fixed – here’s why it’s not back online yet

2020-03-11 13:18

Safety is not affected – but the national grid is.

Eskom says it is looking to 'dispose' of company behind Pebble Bed Modular Reactor

2020-01-31 15:39

The power utility this week put out a "expression of interest" tender to commercialise the business, leading to speculation it may be revived.

Mantashe announces seven NECSA board members

2020-01-21 16:49

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe has announced the appointment of seven members to the board of the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa, through a statement released on Tuesday afternoon.

SA to create extra space for nuclear waste

2019-11-27 15:25

Radioactive waste storage facilities at nuclear power station Koeberg will fill up next year, the power utility Eskom said Tuesday, adding it has begun creating extra space.

Govt not seeking help from Russia to build new small nuclear power stations - Mantashe

2019-10-18 12:53

'We don't have Russia sitting somewhere doing designs for us,' said the minister of energy in response to a question about plans for small nuclear units.

No welding risk to Koeberg steam generators, says French manufacturer

2019-10-02 05:00

The steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station are not affected by possible welding deficiencies being investigated by its French manufacturer.

Koeberg: Eskom in talks with French nuclear company over possible defect risk

2019-09-12 17:05

Some plants using EDF's technology might be impacted by defects relating to steam generator welding.

Iran president makes case for talks as G7 gambit slammed

2019-08-26 16:25

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has come out strongly in favour of talks as his top diplomat came under fire from hard-line media for a surprise visit to a G7 summit.

North Korea fires 'unidentified projectiles': Yonhap

2019-08-10 09:04

North Korea fired two "unidentified projectiles" into the sea, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing the country's Joint Chiefs of Staff - the latest in a series of such launches by Pyongyang.

 

Surprising things about Koeberg – now at the centre of load shedding – such as drone crashes

2020-03-12 12:37

In 2016, a drone crashed into the Koeberg Power Station site.

Power update: The Koeberg pump may only be fixed by Sunday

2020-03-11 11:06

Eskom expects that the Koeberg power station outside Cape Town will only be fully up and running again by the end of the coming weekend, says spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha.

Eskom gauges interest in building pebble-bed nuclear plants

2020-01-30 21:01

Eskom is gauging interest from companies to develop and build small modular reactors using so-called pebble-bed technology and supplying the fuel they would need

North Korea's Kim holds top party meeting ahead of US deadline

2019-12-29 19:15

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has convened a key meeting of top ruling party officials, state media has announced, ahead of a year-end deadline for Washington to shift its stance on stalled nuclear talks.

Russia and Ethiopia continue nuclear cooperation at summit

2019-10-25 11:07

An agreement between Russia and Ethiopia has been concluded on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi on Thursday, according to Rosatom.

North Korea, US nuclear talks break down | Pope urges acceptance of Church changes: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-10-07 07:31

Nuclear talks between US and North Korea break down | Pope urges conservatives to be open to changes in Church; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

North Korea pins hopes on Trump, but casts doubt on future talks

2019-09-27 12:27

North Korea has praised US President Donald Trump as "different from his predecessors" as well as "wise" and "bold", even as it cast doubt on prospects for a future summit.

Radioactive water from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant may be dumped into the ocean because the facility says it will run out of storage space by 2022

2019-09-11 12:15

Local fisherman groups, environmental groups, and even neighboring South Korea have slammed the plan because of the risks it poses to the region.

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

2019-08-25 10:55

Russia launched the world's first floating nuclear reactor on Friday, sending it on an epic journey across the Arctic, despite environmentalists warning of a "Chernobyl on ice."

WATCH | North Korea launches two missiles

2019-07-31 21:42

The South Korean military said that North Korea has launched two short-range missiles, nearly a week after firing two other missiles. WATCH NOW.

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