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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

Dr Elzabeth Gilbert
#IRPA14 Low-dose radiation expert receives gold medal for radiation protection

Dr Ethel Gilbert of the NCI was presented with the Gold Medal for Radiation Protection on the last day of IRPA14...

16 May 2016

A new tradition - the IRPA Presidential Medal was presented to Renate Czarwinski
#IRPA14 Half a century of making radiation safer

In September 1966, the IRPA hosted its first international congress, staging it in Rome, Italy...

12 May 2016

Checkpoint to Chernobyl exclusion zone. Credit:
#IRPA14 Lessons from Chernobyl and Fukushima

On 26 April 1986, the world was rocked by the horror of the nuclear accident at the Chernobyl in what is now Ukraine...

11 May 2016

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency
#IRPA14 Nuclear needs to lose bogeyman status

The perception of all things nuclear being an uncontrolled evil needs to change as the use of radiation technologies expand in medicine and industry...

10 May 2016

Fukushima nuclear power plant after the 11 March 2011 earthquake. Source: creativecommons.org/Digital Globe
Fukushima - the story continues...

The fifth anniversary of the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant has come and gone, and still the whole story hasn't been told...

By Roger Metcalfe 28 Apr 2016

Nuclear...Or not?
Nuclear...Or not?

It seems that the nuclear procurement process have been quietly swept under the carpet for the time being...

By Nicci Botha 8 Apr 2016

Engen is responsible for the fuel supply and logistics at the Husab Mine in Namibia
Fuelling the continent's leading uranium mine

When it comes to a mining operation the magnitude of Husab, you're going to require a lot of fuel for your equipment...

23 Mar 2016

Time to rethink monopoly state utility model of power generation
Time to rethink monopoly state utility model of power generation

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address (SoNA) gave little indication of how it plans to afford 9,600MW of new nuclear power capacity in the next decade. He hinted that nuclear would only be rolled out on a scale and pace that South Africa can afford, but who determines that affordability?

By Peter Marais 18 Feb 2016

Government's policy on nuclear future is clear
Government's policy on nuclear future is clear

Dr Anthonie Cilliers of North West University's School of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering says president Jacob Zuma's remarks during last week's State of the Nation Address on the country's nuclear future might seem contradictory, but this is not the case...

18 Feb 2016

Nuclear power to be debated at Africa Energy Indaba
Nuclear power to be debated at Africa Energy Indaba

The question about whether nuclear power is the right solution for South Africa will be debated at length during the Nuclear Forum session which forms part of the main Africa Energy Indaba conference. The Africa Energy Indaba will be held on 16 and 17 February in Sandton, Johannesburg...

2 Feb 2016

by Leo za1 / © Rute Martins of Leoa's Photography. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons
[BizTrends 2016] The ins and outs for energy in 2016

Prices are going up, the nuclear deal's going down, natural gas wants in, renewables are certainly not out, and lithium-ion batteries are here to stay. These are some of the trends in the energy sector for 2016...

By Sindy Peters 18 Jan 2016

Department clarifies developments in nuclear build programme
Department clarifies developments in nuclear build programme

The Department of Energy has moved to clarify reports that government and cabinet have finalised a decision to implement the nuclear build programme...

31 Dec 2015

Nuclear power plant plan moving forward
Nuclear power plant plan moving forward

Nuclear energy regulators in South Africa and China have signed a technical cooperation agreement as controversial plans to build eight new nuclear reactors go ahead...

19 Nov 2015

Why South Africa should not build eight new nuclear power stations
Why South Africa should not build eight new nuclear power stations

It has been an eventful year in South Africa, characterised by power cuts, parliamentary confrontations about wasteful expenditure and student fee protests. There has, however, been a massive elephant in the room that has impacted all these issues but enjoyed surprisingly scarce attention...

By Hartmut Winkler 5 Nov 2015

Nuclear power plants will secure SA's energy future
Nuclear power plants will secure SA's energy future

In order to make environmental preservation a priority globally, there must be a move to eliminate the burning of fossil fuels...

3 Nov 2015

Despite threats, Africa is looking to nuclear with Russia and China's help
Despite threats, Africa is looking to nuclear with Russia and China's help

Many African countries are in the grip of a nuclear fad. They believe nuclear energy will bring with it an international currency of prestige...

By Scott Firsing 26 Oct 2015

South African students visit Russian nuclear plants
South African students visit Russian nuclear plants

Students and postgraduate students of South African universities, winners in the national competition in the area of peaceful use of nuclear technologies, together with their thesis advisers recently visited Russian nuclear enterprises...

21 Oct 2015

Questions that need to be asked about SA's nuclear programme
Questions that need to be asked about SA's nuclear programme

It is very well known that the South African government is currently concluding preparatory work for the procurement of a 9.6GW nuclear energy programme...

By Gaopalelwe Santswere 15 Oct 2015

Nuclear power plants warned on cyber security
Nuclear power plants warned on cyber security

Operators of nuclear power plants worldwide are "struggling" to adapt to the increasing and potentially dangerous threat of cyber attacks, a report warned on Monday, 5 October...

7 Oct 2015

Lifting the veil on SA's nuclear programme
Lifting the veil on SA's nuclear programme

Does South Africa need a nuclear build programme? Not according to Hilton Trollip, senior researcher at UCT's Energy Research Unit...

By Nicci Botha 30 Sep 2015

Japanese expert cautions SA on nuclear waste
Japanese expert cautions SA on nuclear waste

A Japanese nuclear energy expert on Tuesday, 22 September, cautioned South African decision makers to think carefully about nuclear waste before committing to its nuclear build programme...

By Dane McDonald 24 Sep 2015

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Areva sticks to its guns in Koeberg tender appeal

French nuclear company Areva, the winning bidder in a R5bn Eskom tender, has in court papers stuck to its argument that the tender process was fair, reasonable and "exhaustive"...

17 Sep 2015

Four cadets return from nuclear training programme
Four cadets return from nuclear training programme

South Africa's need to develop its nuclear power plant operations knowledge was reiterated by a group of delegates returning from the South African Civil Nuclear Energy Training Programme, held in China earlier this year...

1 Sep 2015

The risks attached to South Africa's nuclear energy strategy
The risks attached to South Africa's nuclear energy strategy

According to Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the South African government has entered into a nuclear energy procurement process likely to be completed as early as 2016...

By Vladimir Slivyak 20 Aug 2015

[Earth Focus] Nuclear red. Renewable energy green
[Earth Focus] Nuclear red. Renewable energy green

Given South Africa's world-shattering potential for renewable energy, it is inexplicable why our government is seriously considering the purchase of eight nuclear reactors at an estimated R1tn...

By Roger Metcalfe 17 Aug 2015

Why promoting green infrastructure in Africa may be bad for development
Why promoting green infrastructure in Africa may be bad for development

Inadequate infrastructure is widely recognised to be holding back Africa's development and lowering the quality of life of its citizens...

By Mike Muller 11 Aug 2015

Nuclear energy briefing revealed nothing new - experts
Nuclear energy briefing revealed nothing new - experts

Experts have raised questions around the SANEC's "status update" on the Nuclear New Build project...

By Amanda Khoza 15 Jul 2015

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