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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...

1 day ago

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

A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal

President Jacob Zuma's latest cabinet reshuffle is nothing more that a thinly-veiled smokescreen to get his crony, David Mahlobo into the energy portfolio...

By Nicci Botha 18 Oct 2017

Greenpeace slams new nuclear plant plans

Greenpeace Africa has responded with outrage to Eskom's nuclear plant plans....

16 Oct 2017

Eskom gets the environmental go-ahead for nuclear power station at Duynefontein

Eskom has been given the environmental green light for a nuclear power station at Duynefontein in the Western Cape.

13 Oct 2017

Nuclear deal could impact on SA's debt

South Africa's debt could increase considerably because of the nuclear deal, even before it happens...

12 Oct 2017

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