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Des Muller
#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

SOUTH AFRICA

Loyiso Tyabashe, Eskom's senior manager for nuclear
#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

SOUTH AFRICA

A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal
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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

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