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.

Trump vows to outspend Russia, China on nuclear arsenal buildup

2018-10-23 15:00

The US will outspend any other nation in building up its nuclear arsenal, says President Donald Trump, in a fresh challenge to Russia and China.

SA’s new energy plan is imminent. What to look out for

2018-08-20 12:17

South Africa's new energy plan is set to be announced.

Civil group Earthlife Africa hails Ramaphosa's nuclear pause

2018-07-27 15:01

A civil group that lobbied against SA's nuclear build programme in court has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment to not build new nuclear power stations in the current economic climate.

Nuclear energy: Ramaphosa's mixed messages

2018-06-29 10:17

The big lesson from nuclear procurement under Zuma is the importance of understanding the legislative framework and where the public can intervene to ensure accountability, write Ellen Davies and Saliem Fakir.

SA no longer has agreement with Russians on nuclear, says Radebe

2018-06-04 06:30

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe says South Africa no longer has an agreement with the Russians to procure for the development of nuclear energy for the country.

How Molefe, govt stalled SA's renewable power programme

2018-02-01 13:14

New investments in the country's renewable power programme, once one of the fastest growing in the world, appear to have ground to a halt.

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.


Include 'important' nuclear in SA's electricity mix, says Parly committee

2018-11-28 15:09

The energy portfolio committee has come out in strong support of including nuclear power in South Africa’s future electricity mix.

No deliberate plan to exclude nuclear energy from IRP - Radebe

2018-09-04 21:52

There was no deliberate move to exclude nuclear energy from the government’s new draft electricity roadmap, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe told MPs on Tuesday.

Putin 'quite relaxed' about nuclear deal stall, says Ramaphosa

2018-07-27 18:39

President Cyril Ramaphosa says his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin accepted that SA’s economic condition won’t allow Pretoria to sign a nuclear deal.

Ramaphosa tells Putin the time's not right for nuclear

2018-07-27 06:45

South Africa’s nuclear energy expansion programme formed part of wide-ranging talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cyril Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the Brics Summit.

amaBhungane journalist Micah Reddy responds to Kemm

2018-06-18 11:15

Dr Kemm is wrong from the get go.The idea that the initial shutdown at Necsa had to do with a "signature snag" is a red herring.

Nuclear can make 'staggering' contribution to GDP, claims expert

2018-03-12 17:07

Nuclear energy is not as expensive as people think and a new build programme can be a significant enabler of economic growth and job creation, says nuclear expert Dr Anthonie Cilliers.

Ramaphosa: SA has no money for nuclear power

2018-01-26 09:18

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has told reporters in Davos that South Africa has excess power and no money to go for a major nuclear plant building.

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

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