Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#AUW2018: Nuclear is still the cheapest energy around

Des Muller
Des Muller
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#AUW2018: Eskom will continue with nuclear planning for now

Loyiso Tyabashe, Eskom's senior manager for nuclear
Loyiso Tyabashe, Eskom's senior manager for nuclear
[Nicci Botha] 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"...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal

A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal
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[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Eskom head: "No secret nuke deal"

Koeberg nuclear power station. Source: Eskom
Koeberg nuclear power station. Source: Eskom
[Nicci Botha] 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...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Roger Metcalfe
SOUTH AFRICA
Fukushima - the story continues...

Fukushima nuclear power plant after the 11 March 2011 earthquake. Source: creativecommons.org/Digital Globe
Fukushima nuclear power plant after the 11 March 2011 earthquake. Source: creativecommons.org/Digital Globe
[Roger Metcalfe] 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...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Nuclear...Or not?

Nuclear...Or not?
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[Nicci Botha] It seems that the nuclear procurement process have been quietly swept under the carpet for the time being...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Gaopalelwe Santswere
SOUTH AFRICA
Questions that need to be asked about SA's nuclear programme

Questions that need to be asked about SA's nuclear programme
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[Gaopalelwe Santswere] 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...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Lifting the veil on SA's nuclear programme

Lifting the veil on SA's nuclear programme
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[Nicci Botha] Does South Africa need a nuclear build programme? Not according to Hilton Trollip, senior researcher at UCT's Energy Research Unit...

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