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Koeberg nuclear power station. Source: Eskom
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
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

Source: Earthlife Africa Johannesburg
Nuclear deal still very much on the table despite judgement: Minister says

Although the government won't challenge the high court decision declaring the nuclear build deal unlawful, it will ensure its new agreements are watertight...

15 May 2017

Zelda la Grange. Image source:
2017 African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced

Zelda la Grange, former SA President Nelson Mandela's personal assistant, is guest speaker at the awards...

2 May 2017

Koeberg nuclear power station
Nuclear body responds to judgement

Necsa has reacted to the court ruling on the nuclear deal, saying claims that it had killed SA's nuclear build programme is an over reaction...

28 Apr 2017

Full story: Nuke deal court ruling
Full story: Nuke deal court ruling

Earthlife Africa and the Safcei have succeeded in blocking the unlawful and unconstitutional actions of the South African government in its nuclear deal...

28 Apr 2017

Breaking news: Court declares nuclear agreements unconstitutional
Breaking news: Court declares nuclear agreements unconstitutional

In a game-changing ruling, the Cape High Court has declared the nuclear build agreement between South Africa and Russia unlawful and unconstitutional...

26 Apr 2017

Tim Yeo, chair: New Nuclear Watch Europe
Can South Africa afford not to go nuclear?

My support for nuclear energy has been closely linked to my firm conviction about the need to cut carbon emissions to address climate change...

By Tim Yeo 4 Apr 2017

Eskom, Coega sign agreement on nuclear
Eskom, Coega sign agreement on nuclear

Eskom and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) have signed a collaborative agreement on South Africa's nuclear new build programme...

16 Mar 2017

Why Gordhan's silence on South Africa's nuclear option is a good sign
Why Gordhan's silence on South Africa's nuclear option is a good sign

South Africa's Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan said very little about the energy sector in his recent budget speech...

By Hartmut Winkler 24 Feb 2017

Community-scale projects are Africa's energy future
Community-scale projects are Africa's energy future

The 17th annual African Utility Week will take place from 16-18 May 2017 at the CTICC in Cape Town...

21 Dec 2016

Finding on Thyspunt slammed by experts
Finding on Thyspunt slammed by experts

Eskom's announcement that the Council for Geoscience has confirmed there is nothing preventing a nuclear build at Thyspunt has been slammed by academics...

19 Dec 2016

Zambia and Russia sign nuclear deals
Zambia and Russia sign nuclear deals

Following a directive by President Edgar Lungu for the country to develop nuclear energy, Zambia and Russia have signed four memoranda of understanding (MoU) to turn Zambia into a hub of nuclear science for peaceful purposes.

By Rebecca Mushota 12 Dec 2016

Minister announces new Eskom Acting CEO
Minister announces new Eskom Acting CEO

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she has approved Eskom Board's recommendation to appoint the current Group Executive: Generation, Matshela Koko, as acting Group Chief Executive of Eskom...

30 Nov 2016

SA's new energy plan sparks strong emotions. Here's why...
SA's new energy plan sparks strong emotions. Here's why...

The long-awaited updated South African IRP has been released for comment...

By Hartmut Winkler 30 Nov 2016

New nuclear energy to come on stream by 2037
New nuclear energy to come on stream by 2037

Cabinet has approved a draft base case energy plan which paves the way for gas and renewables to provide the biggest chunk of new capacity by 2050...

By Linda Ensor 23 Nov 2016

Source: ingoodcompany.fsc.org
WWF-SA adds its voice to calls for open nuclear process

WWF-SA is deeply concerned about reports that the government is planning to discuss the proposed nuclear deal behind closed doors...

18 Nov 2016

Young artisans to gain from nuclear build
Young artisans to gain from nuclear build

It is a pity that the nuclear energy debate has been shrouded by what appears to be serious ideologues from the two sides; and, unsurprisingly, very rarely have cooler heads been allowed a voice. The litigation and policy ambivalence hasn't made things easier...

By Gaopalelwe Santswere 11 Nov 2016

Koeberg safety drill tomorrow
Koeberg safety drill tomorrow

An exercise to test the effectiveness of the radiological release hazard disaster risk management plan will be carried out at Koeberg tomorrow, 9 November 2016...

8 Nov 2016

SA's power utility wants to finance nuclear. This is a bad idea.
SA's power utility wants to finance nuclear. This is a bad idea.

South Africa's cabinet is to consider a proposal that a mooted nuclear power deal for the country be financed through the state-owned power utility Eskom...

By Seán Mfundza Muller 2 Nov 2016

Image source: Eskom
Questions mount over South Africa's planned nuclear power deal

Nuclear energy in South Africa is a very contentious issue. The decision on whether to proceed with the construction of a fleet of nuclear power plants is destined to become the financially most far reaching and consequential defining moment of the Jacob Zuma presidency...

By Hartmut Winkler 27 Sep 2016

Eskom says it can fund nuclear
Eskom says it can fund nuclear

Eskom can pay for the nuclear build programme because it will have accumulated a R150bn cash pile in the next 10 years, according to its head of generation, Matshela Koko...

By Carol Paton 23 Sep 2016

Source: Eskom
Routine maintenance shutdown for Koeberg Unit 1

Koeberg's Unit 1 will be taken offline for a month-long scheduled refuelling outage...

19 Sep 2016

It's time SA learnt from others and overhauled its power sector
It's time SA learnt from others and overhauled its power sector

South Africa has not had load shedding for nearly a year. This is a welcome development after years of power cuts that constrained economic growth...

By Anton Eberhard 26 Aug 2016

SA reiterates diversified energy mix
SA reiterates diversified energy mix

Energy Minister reiterates a diversified energy mix that includes IPPs and the nuclear...

19 Aug 2016

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Westinghouse case pulls in Eskom managers

The suspension of senior managers at Eskom's Koeberg nuclear power plant followed closely on the filing of court papers in the Constitutional Court in which Toshiba subsidiary Westinghouse said Eskom had made false claims in the two companies' court battle over a R5bn tender...

By Franny Rabkin 12 Aug 2016

Three Koeberg managers suspended for drone crash and leaked documents
Three Koeberg managers suspended for drone crash and leaked documents

Koeberg's safety officer has been suspended following an episode where a drone crashed at the nuclear power site and was returned to its owner without the investigation being completed...

10 Aug 2016

(Left to Right) MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs 
and Tourism, Hon. Sakhumzi Somyo, and the Russian Ambassador, HE Mikhali Petrakov, on a milestone 
visit to Coega Development Corporation (CDC).
Russian ambassador pays Coega IDZ a visit

Russia's relations with South Africa have been in place for many years, especially at a political level, now the Russia - South Africa relationship is in the BRICS format...

7 Jul 2016

Engineering consultancy downplays links with Rosatom
Engineering consultancy downplays links with Rosatom

WorleyParsons says it does not enjoy a particularly close relationship with Russian nuclear vendor Rosatom...

By Carol Paton 5 Jul 2016

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