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Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense

Over the last few years, reports have surfaced of a range of African countries planning nuclear power plants...

By Hartmut Winkler 7 Jun 2018

Does SA have a nuclear deal with the Russians?

Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, has said that South Africa no longer has an arrangement to procure nuclear energy with Russia...

By Andre van Wyk 5 Jun 2018

#AUW2018: Nuclear is still the cheapest energy around

It's true that building a nuclear power plant is a lengthy and costly exercise, but in the long run it's the cheapest of all the energies to produce...

By Nicci Botha 21 May 2018

#AUW2018: Eskom will continue with nuclear planning for now

If nuclear is not included in the updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) due out in August, then "we will close up shop and move on to the next technology"...

By Nicci Botha 18 May 2018

Two SA women awarded Goldman prize for halting SA-Russia nuclear deal

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid are the recipients of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize...

23 Apr 2018

More nuanced approach needed in pursuing renewables, experts say

The sharp decline in the cost of clean renewable energy globally has made it the obvious choice for African countries to generate new capacity, but a more nuanced approach is needed...

By Liesl Peyper, Issued by African Utility Week 11 Apr 2018

Nuclear power no more expensive than other energy

A fleet approach to nuclear energy is far more pragmatic and affordable than the mega project idea touted in the past...

9 Mar 2018

Koeberg's Unit 1 shut down for refuelling

After a record 400 days without interruption - a milestone that was achieved in December 2017 - Eskom's Koeberg Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 has been shut down for refuelling...

27 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Nuclear deal proves a damp squib, while renewables reignite

In a media briefing prior to his Budget Speech, Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, confirmed that the nuclear deal is off the table for now because the country simply cannot afford it...

22 Feb 2018

#BizFinFocus: PwC's economic take on what #Budget2018 will hold

While there has been an upward revision in growth for the year - 1.5-1.8% for South Africa - with business confidence also increasing, the country is still not where it needs to be by a long shot...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Feb 2018

Energy summit to kick off in Kampala this February

Delegates will be uniting at the East Africa Energy and Infrastructure Summit, in Kampala this February, to discuss what is needed to unlock investment in energy and infrastructure for regional growth...

24 Jan 2018

Koeberg Unit 1 reaches 400 days of continuous operation

Unit 1 of the Koeberg nuclear power station reached a milestone of 400 days of continuous operation on Thursday, 07 December 2017...

14 Dec 2017

Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

CAIRO - Egypt and Russia signed a contract for the building of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin...

12 Dec 2017

Eco warriors tackle proposed nuclear power station

The environmental authorisation to construct and operate a new nuclear power station in Duynefontein has been challenged...

14 Nov 2017

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