SA argues for safe use of nuclear

Efforts to strengthen nuclear security should not hamper the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful means, says Energy Deputy Minister, Thembi Majola...

19 Sep 2018

Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix

Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of where nuclear power is banned...

By Oluwole Olutola 17 Sep 2018

Energy Portfolio Committee welcomes draft IRP

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy says the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) policy certainty to the country...

5 Sep 2018

Key questions the Zondo inquiry needs to pose about the nuclear deal

South Africa is emerging from a debilitating period where politicians and their benefactors systematically placed pliable individuals into key positions at state institutions to gain undue influence and ultimately financial advantage...

By Hartmut Winkler 31 Aug 2018

Is Africa ready for nuclear energy?

Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialised world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of Africa, where only South Africa currently has a nuclear power plant...

By Laura Gil 30 Aug 2018

South Africa's new energy plan is imminent. What to look out for

The South African Ministry of Energy is to release an updated electricity plan this month...

By Hartmut Winkler 20 Aug 2018

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

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