Irrational IRP madness grips SA's energy sector

2017-12-11 14:05

The Integrated Resource Plan outlined by Energy Minister David Mahlobo shows a reckless populism in energy decision-making by government as the Zuma period draws to an end, says Chris Yelland.

Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

2017-12-09 23:01

The head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the recipient on this year's Nobel Peace Prize, says as long as atomic bombs exist, a disaster is inevitable.

Gigaba denies meeting World Bank over nuclear or 'anything else'

2017-11-22 18:05

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has refuted claims that he met with World Bank representatives to discuss nuclear energy or anything else for that matter.

Eskom powers ahead with nuclear plans, report shows

2017-11-17 14:26

Despite terminating its nuclear new build request for information in 2017 following a court decision, Eskom is powering ahead with plans in preparation for the tender programme to be rebooted.

Zuma’s allies are once again gung-ho about nuclear. Will they get their way?

2017-11-15 09:02

The nuclear build programme seems to be back on the agenda after earlier indications that it was dead. Recent comments by President Jacob Zuma and minister of energy David Mahlobo, signal a final push to bag the nuclear deal, writes Keith Gottschalk.

Nuclear power - unaffordable, or lowest cost energy available?

2017-11-09 12:42

Nuclear expert Dr Anthonie Cilliers has calculated estimates for the cost of building nuclear power in SA and believes the high costs being punted may not be accurate.

Zuma: I'm not obsessed with energy

2017-11-02 17:17

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa remains committed to a policy of mixed energy which includes nuclear, and denies that recent statements by Malusi Gigaba and David Mahlobo are contradictory.

'Mahlobo in oil talks with Senegal's Sall, not Russia's Putin over nuclear'

2017-10-24 16:57

Energy Minister David Mahlobo was part of President Jacob Zuma’s delegation that met the Senegalese government and was not meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, his deputy has said.

NECSA welcomes environmental permission for new nuclear site

2017-10-17 10:15

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation has welcomed a decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs to grant environmental planning permission for a new nuclear plant.

Iran confirms nuclear negotiator imprisoned for spying

2017-10-08 20:01

Iran's judiciary has confirmed the five-year prison sentence given to a Canadian-Iranian member of its nuclear negotiating team on spying charges.


Nuclear will happen

2017-12-10 06:00

When is a policy directing billions in state spending not up for discussion? When new Energy Minister David Mahlobo says so.

Zuma could lift the lid on possible 'nuclear deal'

2017-12-06 07:49

President Jacob Zuma could possibly lift the lid on a possible nuclear deal as he speaks about South Africa's energy future at a controversial energy indaba on Thursday.

Top4 on Fin24: Latest from Eskom inquiry, and Mahlobo says SA may need less nuclear

2017-11-21 17:18

ICYMI: A roundup of Tuesday's must-read financial news.

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.

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.

The renewable energy, new coal and gas-to-power IPP programmes in SA – quo vadis?

2017-11-06 10:48

With South Africa at the crossroads of its political, economic and energy development, the future of the renewable energy, new coal and gas-to-power IPP programmes remains distinctly uncertain.

Gigaba: SA can’t afford nuclear - yet

2017-10-25 16:40

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has poured cold water on the notion that the nuclear programme could see a revival before the end of the year.

South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

2017-10-20 07:36

South Korea has decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy.

Thyspunt activists celebrate as Eskom abandons nuclear site

2017-10-15 06:00

Anti-nuclear pressure group the Thyspunt Alliance has welcomed Eskom’s decision to build its proposed new nuclear reactor at Duynefontein, near Koeberg in Cape Town, instead of the originally preferred site at St Francis Bay, about 70km from Port Eli

How nuclear can support green applications for a sustainable SA

2017-10-05 07:02

By utilising the energy security offered by nuclear power, we may be able to transform our own arid and desert regions into highly productive agricultural land, say nuclear professionals.

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