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SAFCEI calls out gov over pursuit of nuclear energy

Tomorrow will be four years since the Western Cape High Court found the government’s one-trillion rand nuclear deal and associated energy procurement processes to be “illegal and unconstitutional”. The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute says the deal would have bankrupted the country. Safcei’s Executive Director, Francesca de Gasparis, says[…]

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North Korea conducts first H-bomb test

North Korea said it successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday, claiming a significant advance in the isolated state’s strike capability and setting off alarm bells in Japan and South Korea. The test, the fourth time North Korea has exploded a nuclear device, was ordered by young leader[…]

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Nuclear deal will be clean: ANC MP

South Africans who are worried about the controversial and expensive nuclear deal being shoved down their throats have received support from an unexpected quarter. Fikile Majola, ANC MP and chairperson of Parliament’s portfolio committee on energy, has turned out to be a champion for transparency in the nuclear deal. In[…]

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Nuclear procurement will include study: Joemat-Pettersson

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has promised Parliament that a thoroughgoing affordability study will be undertaken as part of the procurement process for nuclear energy, but said that this will not be shared with the public as it is likely to be “classified” information. The undertaking that information on the affordability[…]

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Iran nuclear deal edges closer

Iran and six world powers appeared close to a deal on Monday to give Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for limits on its nuclear program, but Iranian officials said talks could run past their latest midnight deadline and success was not guaranteed. Diplomats from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and[…]

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Iran slams Israel’s nuclear powers

Iran has demanded that Israel give up its “nuclear weapons”, as it spoke on behalf of the 120-nation Non-Aligned Movement. Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the bloc also wants a nuclear free-zone in the Middle East. Mohammad Javad Zarif was speaking at the United Nations for the non-aligned[…]

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US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round

Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from a deadline to secure the outline of a deal. With the clock ticking, Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad[…]

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Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Netanyahu’s speech

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration’s diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to “the benefit of the doubt” as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. On a mission to[…]

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