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Making the case for nuclear in South Africa

Making the case for nuclear in South Africa

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa has said it will make the case for the inclusion of nuclear in the country's energy mix following the release earlier this week of an updated Integrated Resource Policy which sees no increase in nuclear capacity.
 

Nuclear Policies 31 August 2018


Nuclear remains static under South African plan

Nuclear remains static under South African plan

A draft updated Integrated Resource Plan approved by South Africa's cabinet on 22 August sees the country's nuclear capacity remaining at its current 1830 MWe over the period to 2030. Energy Minister Jeff Radebe yesterday released the plan for public comment.
 

Nuclear Policies 28 August 2018


Rosatom, Necsa to cooperate in nuclear medicine

Rosatom, Necsa to cooperate in nuclear medicine

Rusatom Healthcare and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation have signed an agreement to cooperate on non-power applications of nuclear technology, particularly nuclear medicine.

Corporate 27 July 2018


South Africa needs to plan for nuclear, says NIASA

South Africa needs to plan for nuclear, says NIASA

Gigaba_budget_2018-(Government ZA-GCIS)-48The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa has today called on the country's energy industry and the government to take a long-term view of energy planning and not be distracted by current oversupply. NIASA's comments were in reaction to yesterday's budget speech by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Nuclear Policies 22 February 2018


Eskom pauses nuclear expansion plan

Eskom pauses nuclear expansion plan

Eskom cannot afford to expand its nuclear power capacity, Calib Cassim, acting CFO of the South African utility, said yesterday. Cassim was speaking to reporters during the release of Eskom's financial results for the six months to 30 September 2017.

Corporate 31 January 2018


South African procurement will be lawful: ministry

South African procurement will be lawful: ministry

The South African Department of Energy has reiterated it will comply with all legal requirements relating to its nuclear procurement programme. It said an urgent court application launched this week seeking to stop the minister or utility Eskom from pursuing the procurement had been based on speculative media reports.

Nuclear Policies 30 November 2017


Minister: No change to South African energy policy

Minister: No change to South African energy policy

South Africa's energy policy has not and will not change, Energy Minister David Mahlobo told the country's Portfolio Committee on Energy earlier this week. He said energy was an important catalyst and enabler for economic development, and country must ensure it used a diversity of energy resources.

Nuclear Policies 24 November 2017


South African minister recognises nuclear future

South African minister recognises nuclear future

Economics remain the key driver behind South Africa's policy decision to pursue nuclear power, newly appointed energy minister David Mahlobo told a meeting of the Generation IV International Forum. He said the country is still interested in the possible future deployment of Generation IV technology, such as the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor, but that it is currently focused on "readily deployable" technologies to meet its electricity needs.

Nuclear Policies 24 October 2017


Environmental approval for Eskom new-build site

Environmental approval for Eskom new-build site

South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs has authorised Eskom's Final Environmental Impact Report for a new nuclear power plant at Duynefontein. The site is next to the existing Koeberg nuclear power station.

New Nuclear 13 October 2017


New isotope facility to ease pressure on supplies

New isotope facility to ease pressure on supplies

Shine Building One groundbreaking - 48Radioisotope producers around the world are working to meet the capacity lost with the end of production by Canada's National Research Universal reactor in 2016. Construction of a new production facility in the USA will help to meet the growing global demand for medical radioisotopes.

Regulation & Safety 04 August 2017