Energy & Mining Trends 2018

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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

Tina Eboka re-elected as HLG-MR vice-chair

Tina Eboka has been re-elected as vice chair of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency High-Level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes (HLG-MR)...

4 Aug 2017

Rostatom signs skills transfer MoU

Rosatom, has signed an MoU with African Young Generation in Nuclear, a new pan-African forum for young professionals working in the nuclear sector...

26 Jul 2017

Adam quits as Niasa boss

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) has officially announced the resignation of its long-serving president, Dr Rob Adam...

1 Jun 2017

Swiss to vote on gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover

The Swiss will vote in a referendum on replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources...

22 May 2017

Eskom head: "No secret nuke deal"

Despite persistent conspiracy theories and media speculation, Eskom's nuclear boss is adamant there is no secret plan or corruption linked to the nuclear plan...

By Nicci Botha 19 May 2017

Government will not appeal nuclear ruling

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi will not appeal a decision by the Western Cape High Court to set aside Inter-governmental Agreements (IGAs) on nuclear...

15 May 2017

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International

Gold Fields finally sells Arctic Platinum for USD40m cash

Gold Fields has finally, after many years of trying to find a buyer, sold its Arctic Platinum Project (APP) in Finland for $40m.

By Allan Seccombe 26 Jan 2018

Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study

A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday, 16 January.

19 Jan 2018

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