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ARTICLES RELATING TO NUCLEAR DEAL

Fiscal responsibility of critical importance

2017-12-05 09:18

It is important that we ensure that political and personal benefits, in the form of the nuclear deal, aren’t accrued at the cost of fiscal responsibility and affordability.

Mahlobo and Eskom will face court action if they fail to keep nuclear pledge

2017-11-29 12:06

Energy Minister David Mahlobo and Eskom have made pledges to the Western Cape High Court that they will adhere to the court ruling regarding the nuclear procurement programme.

The US invaded Iraq in 2003... will it be North Korea in 2018?

2017-11-23 08:28

Will Trump fall into the same trap that ensnared the Bush administration, or will they consider a more diplomatic solution and save the world from a devastating nuclear war, asks Robert J. Traydon.

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 had meeting with World Bank on Eskom

2017-11-08 05:30

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba met with representatives of the World Bank last week to discuss issues relating to Eskom, according to two people familiar with the meeting.

Mahlobo rushes nuclear deal

2017-11-05 06:00

Nuclear plan could be ready in two weeks’ time as energy minister forges ahead.

Gigaba says no to nuclear

2017-10-29 05:49

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says drastic steps are needed to help South Africa’s ailing economy – including freezing senior civil servants’ salaries and selling chunks of state-owned enterprises.

Zuma vs Ramaphosa: the new cold war

2017-10-23 10:16

If Cyril Ramaphosa (or Zweli Mkhize, for that matter) wins in December, President Zuma could be out by January. This means he has 70 days to make sure the nuclear deal goes through, writes Adriaan Basson.

Nuclear: 'Mahlobo may be the bulldozer Zuma needs'

2017-10-18 07:44

The most crucial Cabinet move is David Mahlobo’s appointment to the energy ministry, according to Anne Fruhauf, vice-president at New York-based risk adviser Teneo Intelligence.

Iran scorns Trump's criticism

2017-10-14 15:42

Iran has responded with anger and mockery to the bellicose criticism of their government by US President Donald Trump who threatened to tear up the landmark nuclear deal.

 

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.

Mahlobo punts smaller power stations despite big nuclear plans

2017-11-28 17:24

Energy Minister David Mahlobo has punted smaller generation units built in a modular manner, despite the bid by himself and President Jacob Zuma to launch a massive nuclear new build programme.

Mahlobo unapologetic about visiting Russia

2017-11-21 16:53

Energy Minister David Mahlobo tells members of Parliament he won't apologise for having visited countries like Russia during his tenure as Intelligence Minister.

Zwane says he'll support 'collective' on nuclear deal

2017-11-14 19:44

Despite Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba reportedly slamming the breaks on SA controversial nuclear build programme Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Tuesday said he would support it, if the "collective" did.

We'll interdict any nuclear deal - DA

2017-11-05 13:05

The Democratic Alliance's Gordon Mackay says his party will not hesitate to interdict any moves from government to clinch a nuclear deal.

From maniac to maestro: how Trump could save the world from nuclear war

2017-11-02 12:24

The truth is the world needs a maverick like Trump to lead the way and pull off this 'mutually agreed denuclearisation of nuclear states', writes Robert Traydon.

Did Zuma cross Putin?

2017-10-24 09:10

Nobody messes with Russia's Vladimir Putin, as people who have crossed him can testify, and President Jacob Zuma recently found out, writes Max du Preez.

New Energy Minister Mahlobo's first words on his nuclear vision for SA

2017-10-19 10:40

Incoming Energy Minister David Mahlobo has highlighted his vision for SA's nuclear energy future, following the approval for Eskom to develop 4GW of new power stations near Koeberg.

Zuma seems to position Mahlobo to 'push through' nuclear deal - Steve Friedman

2017-10-17 19:54

President Jacob Zuma's appointment of David Mahlobo to the energy portfolio can be seen to be linked to the contentious nuclear deal with Russia, explains political analyst Steve Friedman.

Trump embraces turmoil as strategy

2017-10-14 14:21

Unable or unwilling to completely erase his predecessor's signature initiatives, President Donald Trump this week turned to another approach: wreaking havoc.

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