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May 17, 2013
French electricity major Alstom Grid and local electrical equipment manufacturer Actom have renewed their technologies cooperation agreement for the next two years, having officiated their partnership at a signing ceremony, in Johannesburg, last month. The agreement...
May 14, 2013
The Department of Energy (DoE) will work towards finalising an Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) for South Africa during the current financial year, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday. Speaking at a media briefing prior to her Budget Vote speech for the 2013/14...
May 14, 2013
China's interest in South Africa's proposed new nuclear power plant (NPP) programme was made manifest on Tuesday when three Chinese nuclear companies held a joint public briefing on their capabilities and technologies at the Energex Africa 2013 exhibition in Midrand,...
May 09, 2013
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South Africa’s Energy Minister Dipuo Peters has again stressed South Africa’s phased approached to making a decision on new nuclear capacity – an approach guided by a desire to mitigate the risks and manximise benefits to the country. Her director-general Nelisiwe...
May 09, 2013
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Apr 26, 2013
During bilateral talks held at the same time as the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (better known as Brics) summit held in Durban on March 26/27, Russian President Vladimir Putin told South African President Jacob Zuma that Moscow was willing to fully...
Apr 12, 2013
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South Africa must be careful in its choice of future energy sources, using different technologies for different requirements. “When we choose sources of energy – electricity – we must choose wisely and responsibly,” argued independent energy consultant Andrew Kenny...
Apr 05, 2013
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The South African government has signalled that it is set on pursuing its plan, contained in the Integrated Resource Plan 2010-2030, to construct new nuclear power plants (NPPs) and increase the country’s amount of nuclear-generated electricity to 9.6 GW by 2030....
Apr 05, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
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Mar 26, 2013
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Mar 19, 2013
 
 
 
Mar 18, 2013
The effective implementation of the county's proposed new nuclear power station construction programme would deliver a number of significant benefits to the country, argued South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (better known as Necsa) CEO Phumzile Tshelane on...
Mar 18, 2013
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Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe reaffirmed on Monday South Africa's "right to research, develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes". He was delivering the keynote address at the Nuclear Africa 2013 conference in Midrand. "We will continue to develop and...
Mar 18, 2013
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South African Energy Minister Dipuo Peters affirmed on Monday that the government has the will to implement a nuclear energy programme. "There is political will in this country to use nuclear for peaceful purposes," she said, addressing the Nuclear Africa 2013...
Mar 12, 2013
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between US nuclear company Westinghouse Electric and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), the American enterprise reported on Tuesday. The MoU covers the investigation of, and cooperation in, the...
Mar 08, 2013
State-owned power utility Eskom has said that unit 1 of its Koeberg nuclear power plant, in the Western Cape, would only return to service next month after another fault was revealed. The unit, which tripped on February 20 owing to an electrical fault, would undergo...
Mar 01, 2013
South Africa and Russia are in talks to create a new bilateral agreement on cooperation in science and technology. This is because the current science and technology cooperation accord between the two countries does not cover issues such as intellectual property,...
Feb 22, 2013
African countries are seriously considering adopting nuclear energy, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano has confirmed, in reply to a question from Engineering News. “We are working with Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria.” The IAEA is, of...
Feb 21, 2013
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Full localisation of a South African nuclear plant build programme would be impossible, nuclear reactor and design company Areva South Africa MD Dr Yves Guenon told delegates at the Nuclear Forum on Thursday. “Following a full audit of local engineering companies,...
Feb 21, 2013
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With the ongoing development of breeder technology and known reserves of uranium and thorium, nuclear fission would become a major source of energy in South Africa, the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) said. “It would be highly imprudent in the...
Feb 21, 2013
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South Africa’s required base-load power capacity could not be guaranteed through renewable-energy sources alone, Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) president Dr Rob Adam said on Thursday at the fourth yearly Nuclear Forum, which is aligned to the...
 
 
 
 
Feb 19, 2013
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Energy Minister Dipuo Peters has reiterated her support for the development of new nuclear capacity in South Africa, which she says is necessary to meet the country’s commitment to lowering its carbon footprint, while ensuring sufficient baseload capacity to support...
Feb 11, 2013
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general Yukiya Amano is of the opinion that the new Japanese government of Shinzo Abe (elected by a landslide vote in December) will not phase out the country’s use of nuclear power. Following the accident at the...
Feb 11, 2013
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African countries are seriously considering adopting nuclear energy, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general Yukiya Amano has confirmed, in reply to a question from Engineering News Online. “We are working with Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria.” The IAEA is,...
Feb 08, 2013
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South Africa is likely to reach a “point of no return” with regard to a proposed new nuclear energy build programme by June this year, Department of Energy (DoE) director-general Nelisiwe Magubane revealed on Friday. She was speaking at the South African Nuclear...
Feb 08, 2013
Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) organiser Siyenza hopes to further its objective of positioning Africa as the continent of energy opportunity by delivering a comprehensive event for the fifth consecutive year. Siyenza MD Liz Hart tells Engineering News that enquiry and...
Feb 08, 2013
The draft Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill, which was published for public comment in December, indicates some far-reaching changes in the future, including the possibility of creating a regulatory environment to enable and...
Feb 05, 2013
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The skills required for nuclear new build programmes globally were steadily fading as nuclear experts start retiring without having passed on the critical skills, Westinghouse UK project director Simon Marshall said on Tuesday. Speaking at the Nuclear Energy...
Feb 01, 2013
A high ranking Russian nuclear industry delegation is to visit South Africa in early February and hold talks with senior South African officials. The Russian delegation will be headed by the Director General of the State-owned nuclear energy group Rosatom, Sergey...
Jan 17, 2013
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In response to a call made by Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG) chairperson Mike Rossouw for a review of South Africa’s nuclear programme, owing to the EIUG’s affordability concerns, the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) has described nuclear...
Nov 30, 2012
South Africa will not fully benefit from the skills developed by various contractors during the construction of State power utility Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations, if a decision is not made in the next year on the construction of ‘Coal 3’,...
 
 
 
 
Nov 16, 2012
The International Uranium Enrichment Centre (IUEC), the Moscow-based Russian initiative that currently has four member countries, could gain more members in the near future. “A number of countries are interested in the IUEC,” reveals IUEC commercial director Gleb...
Nov 09, 2012
Alstom South Africa and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) last week signed an agreement under which the local branch of the major French power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure group will invest R8-million in buying equipment...
Nov 09, 2012
A South African delegation led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has been in Russia on a two day “reconnaissance visit”, Russian nuclear company Rusatom Overseas, part of the giant State-owned Rosatom group, reported recently. The South African delegation...
Nov 08, 2012
State-owned electricity utility Eskom has welcomed Cabinet’s decision to endorse it as the designated owner-operator of nuclear energy plants in South Africa in line with the Nuclear Energy Policy of 2008. However, Eskom spokesperson Hilary Joffe says it is still...
Oct 26, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
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Russian nuclear company Rusatom Overseas, part of the giant State-owned Rosatom group, reported on Wednesday that a South African delegation led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was in Russia on a two day “reconnaissance visit”. The South African...
Oct 19, 2012
Nuclear, Trade and Industry, DTI, localisation, empowerment, BEE, nuclear island, balance of plant
Oct 19, 2012
At the International Infrastructure & Invest Convention in Johannesburg last month, South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) board member Christopher Haw explained that a country’s success in renewable-energy projects depended on various aspects.
Oct 17, 2012
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will conduct an integrated nuclear infrastructure review (INIR) mission to South Africa during February next year, the Department of Energy (DoE) confirmed on Wednesday. The review would follow a domestic self-evaluation...
Oct 11, 2012
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The proposed smelter at South African Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (Necsa’s) Pelindaba site is cause for concern, environmental activists and members of the public said at a hearing on Thursday. The public hearing, in Pretoria, was held by the National Nuclear...
 
 
 
 
Oct 05, 2012
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South African Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has confirmed that the government will "most likely" have a "fleet approach" to its planned new nuclear build and localization programme. This programme should see the conduction of a number of nuclear power...
Sep 18, 2012
A multibillion-rand procurement process to replace the six steam generators at Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station, in Cape Town, has been initiated and the existing generators could be replaced during scheduled outages in 2016 and 2017. Eskom, in response to a...
Aug 24, 2012
Although much research is being done in South Africa on nuclear medical applications, such as radioisotope production, as well as proton and neutron therapy, very little research is being conducted on nuclear engineering applications in South Africa, says North-West...
Aug 24, 2012
The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Physics has already taken steps to make it possible for students to enter a career in the South African nuclear new build programme, envisaged by government through the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), by means of a...
Aug 24, 2012
There is much work to do in terms of project development, to get State-owned power utility Eskom’s nuclear build programme to a feasibility stage, says professional services firm KPMG South Africa director of global infrastructure Mohsin Seedat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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