Koeberg undergoes revamp to extend lifespan

2019-04-18 08:12

The revamp of the 1 860-megawatt facility comes as power utility Eskom struggles to produce enough electricity to meet demand.

Gordhan: Radioactive leaks at Koeberg were 'negligible'

2019-04-01 13:47

The amounts of radioactivity released into the environment from Koeberg nuclear power station in 2014 and 2015 were 'negligible' and it was not necessary to notify the public, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said.

No 'breakdown in safety culture' at Necsa

2018-06-18 10:48

From amaB they were talking of potential death and explosions, which was like adding the soundtrack to a Sherlock Holmes movie. My respect for amaB plunged, writes Kelvin Kemm.

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.

SA slows nuclear plans as rating reviews loom

2016-11-22 11:25

Plans to build nuclear power plants have been delayed as economic growth stalls, as the risk of being cut to junk by credit rating companies weighs.

Apartheid torture steeled Gordhan for political warfare

2016-11-01 10:59

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is demonstrating the same resolve he showed when enduring torture as an activist in his standoff with his boss, President Jacob Zuma.

Molefe hits nuke books at MIT as Eskom launches nuclear training plan

2016-06-09 12:30

Eskom has launched a key training programme for young nuclear operators, while Eskom CEO Brian Molefe takes a break to learn about nuclear energy for executives at MIT.

Nuclear needed to meet climate change targets - expert

2016-05-30 15:07

Nuclear power is needed to meet the climate change targets set at the recent Cop21 climate summit in Paris, delegates at the AtomExpo in Moscow have heard.

Includes Pictures: Bev Mortimer enters Thyspunt cauldron – nature vs nuclear

2015-09-23 15:18

With nuclear all consequences need to considered, and that just doesn’t seem to be the case as with Thyspunt Nature Reserve, an area demarcated for nuclear development.

Peter Wilhelm: Swapping A-bombs for Swazi blankets to beat load shedding

2015-06-18 07:55

I was shocked to read in the newspaper I plucked from a handy bergie that rumours are circulating that SA has signed a nuclear deal with Russia, says Peter Wilhelm.


Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

2019-04-15 13:04

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.

US to build six nuclear power plants in India

2019-03-15 09:13

The United States and India have agreed to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation, including building six US nuclear power plants in India, according to a joint statement.

Eskom ‘abandoned’ plans to build a nuclear power station in the Eastern Cape – but is paying R16.5 million to keep it alive

2018-05-22 11:51

The payment is not a new investment in nuclear energy, Eskom says, just "valuable insurance on the long term value" of the site it once preferred for a new generating station.

Life after Brian

2017-02-06 14:45

Matshela Koko, who took on the role of Eskom acting CEO after the departure of Brian Molefe, seems determined to put his own mark on the state power utility.

Why more nuclear power is a bad idea

2016-11-10 11:38

While SA is to embark on a controversial nuclear build programme costing billions, the rest of the world is moving away from nuclear energy, favouring renewable sources of power instead.

Nuclear power gets another smack – massive project delayed at the final hurdle

2016-08-02 09:33

Opponents of Jacob Zuma's nuclear energy obsession have a fresh ally, as new UK Prime Minister Theresa May called a stop to a proposed £18bn nuclear plant.

No need to reinvent nuclear, experts tell newcomers

2016-05-31 06:38

Countries with experience in nuclear energy like France, Finland and Russia have the responsibility to help other countries just starting out on nuclear, say experts.

The problem with SA’s nuclear industry

2016-04-01 06:46

Nuclear experts of all stripes need to talk to instead of past each other while ignoring the elephants in the room, says Chris Yelland.

Crucial nuclear power deal issue cleared

2015-09-01 15:19

The agreements that SA signed with five countries in preparation for its nuclear energy procurement programme are not financially binding, a committee has heard.

2 more Japanese reactors get safety clearance

2015-02-12 11:40

Japan's atomic regulator has cleared a second set of reactors for restart, another step towards returning the country to nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster of 2011 led to the shutdown of all units.

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