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Two NGOs launch urgent High Court application against nuclear energy deal via Business Day

On Thursday, two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) launched an urgent court application to halt what they are calling a “rush by government in decision-making on the nuclear energy deal”. Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute said … Continue reading

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South African Reshuffle Irks ANC Allies, Zuma Confidant to Oversee Nuclear Deal via US News and World Report

[…] Zuma is unpopular with many investors after sacking respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan in March, a move that hit South African financial assets and helped tip the country’s credit ratings into “junk” territory. He changed six ministers in all … Continue reading

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South Africa’s proposed nuclear power plant unsafe – study via The Straits Times

  JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) – South African power provider Eskom has proposed building a nuclear power station on a site that may be at risk of surge storms and tsunamis, a geological report suggests, but the state-owned utility disputes the findings. … Continue reading

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Zuma nuclear power plan: Gift from Parliament’s secretive budget office? via BizNews.com

How has South Africa come so far down the road to a nuclear power deal that could easily cripple the economy for decades to come and is so obviously laden with benefits for a clique? With so many checks and … Continue reading

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Fallout over drone crash at Koeberg via IOL

Cape Town – While the Hawks have confirmed taking over the investigation into a drone that crashed at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, nuclear experts have reacted with outrage towhat they say is Eskom’s “lax security”. The SA Civil Aviation … Continue reading

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South Africa’s Catholic Church Rejects Nuclear Procurement Plans, Calls For Referendum via International Business Times

The Roman Catholic Church in South Africa urged the government Tuesday to suspend its nuclear power procurement plans until a referendum on the issue is held. The Justice and Peace Commission for the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference said in a … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Cabinet officially approves nuclear plan via fin24

Cape Town – A Government Gazette notice released by the Department of Energy on December 21 has confirmed Cabinet’s decision to move ahead with the 9 600 MW nuclear procurement programme. […] Until this point, there has been no official … Continue reading

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Oakbay optimistic about future of uranium mining industry via Mining Weekly

HARTBEESFONTEIN, North West (miningweekly.com) – JSE-listed investment holding company Oakbay Resources & Energy is upbeat about the long-term prospects for the uranium industry. “It is estimated that uranium demand will grow to 266-million pounds a year by 2030, up from … Continue reading

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South Africa’s government pledges transparency on nuclear agreement via Reuters

South Africa’s energy minister pledged transparency in the country’s efforts to seek a nuclear agreement on Tuesday, seeking to reassure opposition parties who have accused the government of favoring a deal with Russia. South Africa, struggling with an electricity crunch … Continue reading

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‘Nuclear not needed and perfect for graft’ via News 24

Durban – A Russian activist who blew the whistle on South Africa’s pending nuclear marriage with the former Soviet Union believes the deal is all about power; but not the type needed for the grid. Vladimir Slivyak from the Russian … Continue reading

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