It is ironic that coal fired power plants contribute to climate change which could result in the malfunctioning of the power plants, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
More sun than clouds. Mild.
The revamp of the 1 860-megawatt facility comes as power utility Eskom struggles to produce enough electricity to meet demand.
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.
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.
Two South African activists who were instrumental in fighting the proposed Zuma-ear nuclear build programme have won a top environmental prize.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nuclear experts of all stripes need to talk to instead of past each other while ignoring the elephants in the room, says Chris Yelland.
The agreements that SA signed with five countries in preparation for its nuclear energy procurement programme are not financially binding, a committee has heard.
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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