South African Nuclear News

April 2017: NIASA Review of IEP IRP - Final 31 March 2017



7 October 2016: Civil bodies have no nuclear legal case - Rosatom


7 October 2016: Eskom calls for less haste until IRP in place


6 October 2016: Rosatom still "upbeat" about nuclear bid


13 September 2016: Nuclear industry welcomes request for proposals


13 September 2016: NIASA calls for transparent procurement process


13 September 2016: Cost of nuclear build premature, untested - industry body


13 September 2016: Mooted nuclear power estimations still premature


12 September 2016: NIASA calls for local content in nuclear energy programme


12 September 2016: Spotlight on localization as South Africa prepares for RFP


12 September 2016: Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa welcomes RFP date


8 September 2016: Nuclear power is the only sensible way to go


20 June 2016: Eastern Cape ready for nuclear roll-out


Nuclear - Everything you need to know - Alexander Kirillov - Rosatom Africa


29 April 2016: Identifying advantages, disadvantages and associated risks of nuclear energy


12 April 2016: South Africa can manage a nuclear programme


12 April 2016: Where is the extra base-load generation we need?


5 April 2016: Nuclear is not too costly and should remain part of SA’s energy mix


18 March 2016: Russian, SA unions differ on nuclear job opportunities


18 March 2016: Nuclear will plunge SA into ‘junk status’ - economist


17 March 2016: Unpacking the history behind South Africa’s nuclear sector and future build programme


9 March 2016: French showcase nuclear localisation model as they eye South Africa programme


28 January 2016: Antinuclear camp should not snub programme on costs alone, says Niasa MD


25 January 2016: Nuclear: ‘It’s a buyers’ market’


8 January 2016: Why Koeberg nuclear project was a success - expert


30 December 2015: Ex-Koeberg nuclear plant worker lashes out at SA plans


27 November 2015: S.Africa could lose $69bn by 2030 if nuclear is thrown out, say economists


27 November 2015: Nene will not sign up government for R500bn nuclear bill, says Louw


26 November 2015: Thumbs up for SA nuclear power plants


4 November 2015: Molefe: SA can't do without nuclear


4 November 2015: Nuclear procurement will be transparent - Necsa


4 November 2015: SA poised to make decision on nuclear energy providers


4 November 2015: SA barking up the wrong nuclear tree - expert


3 November 2015: Benefits of nuclear power more sustainable than renewable energy


1 November 2015: Renewables are not enough and nuclear energy solutions are ready-to-roll


30 October 2015: Benefits of nuclear more sustainable than renewable energy


15 October 2015: Questions that need to be asked about SA's nuclear programme


6 October 2015: SA becomes global renewable energy leader


16 September 2015: Nuclear a base-load powerhouse - BusinessDay


15 September 2015: South Africa's nuclear procurement will be transparent – Nene


11 September 2015: Nuclear costs are likely to be lower than feared


11 September 2015: ‘Affordability’ must underpin South Africa’s power investment decisions - Ramaphosa


7 September 2015: WATCH: SA is not at the back of a queue, says Rosatom


20 August 2015: Manufacturing lobby group questions South Africa’s ‘risky’ nuclear plan


14 August 2015: Nuclear can pay its own way


22 July 2015: SA nuclear corporation tells MPs it is ready for nuclear new build programme


14 July 2015: Nuclear energy procurement process to start this month, budget not revealed


25 June 2015: Nuclear energy a 'secure' option for South Africa – Adam


19 May 2015: South Africa procurement within the year


4 May 2015: Need for SA nuclear programme clear – Oxford Business Group


1 April 2015: New handbook outlines ingredients of ‘perfect’ African power purchase agreement


19 March 2015: Chinese nuclear firm shares localisation lessons with S Africa

19 March 2015: Standards fundamental for nuclear manufacturers

5 March 2015: Areva says SA nuclear ambitions intact despite major restructuring plan

3 March 2015: Uncertainty and misperceptions drive up nuclear costs

18 Feb 2015: Department plans to tap new power sources

2 Feb 2015: Unit 1 of Koeberg is currently being synchronised back into service

19 Jan 2015: NECSA Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Safari 1 Nuclear Reactor – 18 March 2015

8 Jan 2015: ROB ADAM: Waiting for the signal

22 Dec 2014: SA’s nuclear project: politics, not economics, will determine winners

12 Dec 2014: Cost of nuclear-generated electricity the most predictable

9 Dec 2014: Can Eskom keep the lights on?

12 Nov 2014: Renewable energy ‘fundamentally too weak’ to provide grid power, says economist

4 Nov 2014: South Africa’s energy system on knife-edge – NPC commissioner

3 Nov 2014: Establishment of nuclear network for local researchers, agencies being debated

10 Oct 2014: Zuma gives go-ahead for France nuclear cooperation deal

8 Oct 2014: Nuclear deal: Russian agency has its say


25 Sept 2014: Russia and South Africa signed the agreement on strategic partnership in nuclear energy



Thuyspunt Nuclear Power Station - Environmental Impact Assessments