Unravelling of the Iran nuclear deal: a timeline

2020-01-06 16:50

The 2015 deal with world powers to limit Iran's military nuclear development started unravelling when the United States quit in May 2018, with Iran progressively rolling back its commitments.

ANALYSIS: Stepping out of the nuclear shadow of the Zuma years

2019-06-27 16:21

In the midst of all the gloom and doom, what can South Africans expect over the coming five to 10 years? The short answer is: Not much. At least not until the country steps out of the nuclear shadow of the Zuma years.

'I was there when Cabinet approved nuclear programme' - Ramaphosa

2018-10-30 12:40

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he was in the Cabinet meeting where the decision was taken to issue a request for proposals for the nuclear build programme in 2015.

Iran vows to foil US bid to block its oil exports

2018-07-01 16:05

Iran vowed Sunday to thwart US efforts to block its oil exports and warned rival OPEC producer Saudi Arabia it would never take Tehran's "place" on the international oil market.

Trump welcomes N Korea plan to blow up nuke-site tunnels

2018-05-13 10:18

Trump welcomes North Korea's "gracious" announcement that it will dismantle its nuclear test site before historic summit.

Behind the scenes of Trump's decision to abandon Iran deal

2018-05-10 22:04

Behind the scenes: Trump administration's preparations for dropping out of Iran nuclear deal stretch back to January

South African anti-nuclear activists win international prize

2018-04-23 13:23

Two South African activists who were instrumental in fighting the proposed Zuma-ear nuclear build programme have won a top environmental prize.

Safcei: We want to tell MPs in fancy cars that SA doesn't need nuclear

2018-02-21 12:08

A handful of protesters from the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute held anti-nuclear placards outside Parliament ahead of the Budget Speech.

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.


Iran links tanker row to ailing nuclear deal

2019-07-28 21:48

Iran on Sunday called Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker a breach of an ailing 2015 nuclear deal, after remaining parties to the accord met in Vienna in a bid to keep it alive.

Nuclear sector governance in South Africa heads for the courts – again

2018-12-05 14:45

Following a landmark judgement in the Cape Town High Court on April 26, 2017 that stopped the procurement of 9.6 GW of new nuclear power reactors by Eskom and Necsa in its tracks, nuclear sector governance in South Africa is heading for the courts again.

Nene must take us into his confidence

2018-10-09 06:00

The sudden fall from grace of finance minister Nhlanhla Nene reveals something about the inherent weaknesses in mediatised politics, writes Ongama Mtimka.

Mabuza says nuclear deal wasn't discussed during Russian trip

2018-06-21 17:55

The deputy president visited Russia in May 2018 after being appointed SA’s special envoy to that country by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Iran minister on diplomatic tour to save nuclear deal

2018-05-13 07:51

Mohammad Javad Zarif's tour began two days after unprecedented Israeli strikes in Syria which a monitor said killed at least 11 Iranian fighters, triggering fears of a broader conflict between the two arch-enemies.

As Trump and Macron meet, Iran's Rouhani warns on nuke deal

2018-04-24 17:08

As Trump and Macron meet, Iran's Rouhani warns Washington of 'grave' consequences if it scraps its nuclear deal.

Cabinet having second look at IRP - Majola

2018-03-13 21:00

Deputy Minister Thembisile Majola's remarks have raised hopes among opposition MPs that President Cyril Ramaphosa would, once and for all, abandon Jacob Zuma’s nuclear build programme.

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.

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