Nuclear power

March to Eskom against nuclear power station build

Earthlife Africa, supported by Greenpeace Africa and partner organisations, are marching in protest of South Africa’s planned nuclear power station build programme as part of the global day of action on climate change. The march coincides with the United Nations Climate negotiations, currently underway in Bonn, Germany, where the nuclear[…]

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Govt considering nuclear power expansion launch: Zuma

Despite the issue being contentious, President Jacob Zuma says government is considering the best time to launch a major expansion of its nuclear power fleet. Government has reportedly been trying to push through a contentious nuclear energy deal with Russia. Zuma was responding to a question in Parliament by DA[…]

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Nuclear watch to start if Eskom cuts out private sector

If Eskom prevents any new power purchase agreements with Independent Power Producers (IPPs), then all eyes will focus on the contentious 9.6GW nuclear deal. That’s the warning from RMB analyst Isaah Mhlanga on Thursday, who was reacting to a report on Thursday that Eskom will not sign any new deals[…]

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‘Nuclear crucial if SA must build 46GW power by 2030’

Prof Anton Eberhard is “completely wrong” regarding his stance against new nuclear power in South Africa because his demand predictions are off by 23GW, according to energy analyst Andrew Kenny. Kenny was responding to an opinion piece Eberhard wrote in Business Day on Tuesday, in which he said South Africa[…]

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Why nuclear will plunge SA into ‘junk status’

One decision that will push the rating agencies to downgrade South Africa to “junk status” is the approval of the nuclear procurement programme, according to emerging markets economist Peter Montalto of Nomura. South Africa is currently placed one notch above “junk status”, officially known as non-investment grade. The next step[…]

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Iran tests more missiles, threatens Israel

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) of Iran continued its test of ballistic weapons on Wednesday morning by launching two Qadr missiles. The guard stressed that it could hit targets in Israel. “The reason we designed our missiles with a range of 2000km is to be able to hit our[…]

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Nuclear liability ‘woefully low’: Greenpeace

Energy Minister, Tina Joemat-Petterson is set to face court action at the hands of environmental awareness group, Greenpeace, who on Monday filed a case at the Pretoria High Court in a bid to halt the country’s proposed nuclear expansion project. The NGO wants the minister to adhere to sections 29[…]

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Greenpeace takes Joemat-Pettersson to court

Greenpeace has filed papers in the High Court in Pretoria to try and compel Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to update the country’s nuclear liability regulations, it said on Friday. The fact that the South African government was pushing ahead with controversial plans for new nuclear investment meant the country’s liability[…]

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Zuma won’t act alone in nuclear: Presidency

President Jacob Zuma will not act alone when negotiating nuclear power agreements, presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement on Friday. “Media reports that President Jacob Zuma has negotiated or will negotiate and conclude nuclear power agreements alone are incorrect,” Maharaj said. “The president works with Cabinet on the[…]

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