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May 19, 2015
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South Africa would commence a procurement process in the second quarter of the current financial year to select a “strategic partner or partners” to build 9 600 MW of new nuclear capacity, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced on Tuesday. Government’s...
May 18, 2015
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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
The National Treasury confirmed on Monday that consideration was being given to the possibility of private investment in Eskom as part of efforts to improve the electricity utility’s financial sustainability. “Consideration is also being given to ring-fencing and...
May 15, 2015
ON TRACK The scope of work of the South African SGR consortium at the Koeberg nuclear power station include removal and off-loading of the old steam generators
Technical resources provider, Lesedi Nuclear Services, remains on track to complete its portion of the steam generator replacement (SGR) project in 2018 at State-owned power utility Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station, in the Western Cape. Lesedi Nuclear Services,...
May 13, 2015
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Eskom’s group executive for generation, Mongezi Ntsokolo, was at pains to assure South Africans that the utility was working hard to sort out the country's shortage in electricity supply, when addressing delegates at an African Utility Week panel discussion on...
May 08, 2015
Having completed the preprocurement phase of South Africa’s nuclear build programme, government has now entered into the next stage of the procurement phase, says Department of Energy (DoE) Nuclear Energy deputy director-general Zizamele Mbambo.
May 08, 2015
JAN RIJN ZEEVAART The microPET/CT scanner would help boost the development of new pharmaceuticals and radiopharmaceuticals in South Africa
The Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa) launched the first clinical micro positron emission tomography/computerised tomography (microPET/CT) scanner in Africa last month at its facility in the North West.
May 08, 2015
Despite attempts by nuclear power lobbyists to assuage global concerns about nuclear waste, University of South Africa (Unisa) college of law lecturer and power plant mechanical engineer Dr Khaled Qasaymeh tells Engineering News that the issue of nuclear waste is the...
May 08, 2015
South African President Jacob Zuma’s affirmation of the country’s sourcing 9 600 MW of new-generation capacity by 2030 from nuclear did not involve any input from National Treasury.
May 01, 2015
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Apr 29, 2015
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Apr 23, 2015
 
 
 
Apr 22, 2015
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Acting Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has outlined a range of moves he hopes will alleviate the State-owned power utility’s power supply crisis, including finding an extra 3 000 MW by 2016, which could lead to an end to load-shedding.  “We need 3 000 MW to do both planned...
Apr 22, 2015
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has signed two additional nuclear cooperation agreements with Chinese entities as part of preparations for South Africa's nuclear new build programme. At a gathering to welcome 50 South African trainees to the...
Apr 20, 2015
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In a bid to develop specialised nuclear skills ahead of the roll-out of its nuclear new build programme, government has announced that it will, this month, send 50 trainees from the South African nuclear industry to China to take part in a four-month nuclear power...
Apr 17, 2015
Russian State-owned nuclear group Rosatom has confirmed that it is in talks with Nigeria about the construction of nuclear power plants (NPPs) in that country, but has denied that any agreement has been signed. This follows a recent report in the Nigerian media that...
Apr 17, 2015
Today’s organisations execute projects within increasingly complex environments – particularly in the engineering sector. The ability to successfully execute these projects is what drives the realisation of successful projects and, ultimately, the achievement of...
Apr 17, 2015
Public opinion is an essential element in any nuclear programme. This was highlighted last month by World Nuclear Association chairperson Jean-Jacques Gautrot. "Public acceptance is essential to develop the environment in which nuclear development can take place," he...
Apr 17, 2015
Russian nuclear group Rosatom is confident that South African industry can meet the challenges of localising significant proportions of proposed future nuclear power plants (NPPs). “South Africa is ready for localisation,” affirms Rosatom International Business...
Apr 10, 2015
China has successfully localised foreign nuclear technology and has used this as the base from which to develop its own nuclear power plant (NPP) design. So reported by State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) Assistant VP He Weipeng recently.
Apr 10, 2015
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KELVIN KEMM South Africa has well-established nuclear expertise and could ensure national energy security
South Africa has the technological capability to produce nuclear energy, but it needs a chain of command to build nuclear reactors and higher technological understanding by mathematicians and scientists.
Apr 03, 2015
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is committed to helping all African countries seeking to adopt nuclear energy. This assurance was recently given by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. "Nuclear power has obvious advantages for countries in Africa," he...
 
 
 
 
Apr 03, 2015
South African manufacturers wishing to participate in the nuclear sector need to adopt a series of measures and mindsets in order to achieve success. This was recently highlighted by international industrial standards and codes development association ASME VP (New...
Mar 31, 2015
South Africa's only nuclear plant, Koeberg
The Department of Energy (DoE) announced on Tuesday that the pre-procurement phase for South Africa’s proposed roll-out of a nuclear new build programme had been completed, following the latest in a series of workshops with vendor countries and their companies....
Mar 30, 2015
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Mar 23, 2015
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A third and final nuclear vendor parade workshop, scheduled for the last week of this month, will see vendor countries Canada and Japan presenting their nuclear technology offerings to government in a bid to clinch major contracts related to South Africa’s...
Mar 19, 2015
China has successfully localised foreign nuclear technology and has used this as the base from which to develop its own nuclear power plant (NPP) design. This was reported by State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) Assistant VP He Weipeng on Thursday. "At...
Mar 19, 2015
South African manufacturers wishing to participate in the nuclear sector need to adopt a series of measures and mindsets in order to achieve success. This was highlighted by international industrial standards and codes development association ASME VP (New York) and...
Mar 18, 2015
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World Nuclear Association chairperson Jean-Jacques Gautrot
Public opinion is an essential element in any nuclear programme. This was highlighted by World Nuclear Association chairperson Jean-Jacques Gautrot on Wednesday. "Public acceptance is essential to develop the environment in which nuclear development can take place,"...
Mar 18, 2015
IAEA director-general Yukiya Amano
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is committed to helping all African countries seeking to adopt nuclear energy. This assurance was given by IAEA director general Yukiya Amano on Wednesday. "Nuclear power has obvious advantages for countries in Africa,"...
Mar 13, 2015
Nuclear power plant (NPP) projects are, everywhere, politically important, complex and long-term programmes, World Nuclear University (WNU) lecturer Milt Caplan pointed out at the recent WNU One-Day Course at the University of Pretoria. "Nuclear decisions are always...
Mar 13, 2015
Worldwide, the nuclear industry would benefit if it was possible to develop closer cooperation between national regulatory authorities and between them and the industry itself, as is the case with the aviation industry. This was affirmed by World Nuclear University...
 
 
 
 
Mar 12, 2015
Mar 06, 2015
PHUMZILE TSHELANE Vendor countries provided an array of solutions and government will use the information to put a procurement strategy in place
South Africa is in a pre-procurement process regarding nuclear energy and is close to submitting environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for areas selected for the deployment of nuclear power.
Mar 05, 2015
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Areva South Africa MD Dr Yves Guenon
French nuclear vendor Areva says its value proposition for South Africa’s proposed new nuclear build programme remains intact, despite far-reaching restructuring initiatives being undertaken at the troubled State-owned company, which reported a €4.8-billion loss for...
Mar 05, 2015
Mar 03, 2015
Trade union Solidarity has criticised the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa) for continuing with a restructuring process, which the union claims results in employees being demoted, without consulting with Solidarity about the process. Solidarity...
Mar 03, 2015
Nuclear power plant (NPP) projects are, everywhere, politically important, complex and long-term programmes, World Nuclear University (WNU) lecturer Milt Caplan pointed out at the WNU One-Day Course at the University of Pretoria on Monday. "Nuclear decisions are...
Mar 02, 2015
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Uncertainty as to how much new nuclear power plant (NPP) programmes will cost, in countries where there have not been any recent such programmes, is driving up cost estimates by authorities and agencies fearful of underestimating these costs. This was noted by World...
Mar 02, 2015
Worldwide, the nuclear industry would benefit if it was possible to develop closer cooperation between national regulatory authorities and between them and the industry itself, as is the case with the aviation industry. This was affirmed by World Nuclear University...
Feb 27, 2015
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Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson
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...
Feb 23, 2015
Tina Joemat-Petterson
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has set up a task team to investigate allegations against the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) and the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute (NRWDI) boards. The investigation was prompted by numerous...
 
 
 
 
Feb 20, 2015
VIKTOR POLIKARPOV The growth in skills, industrial capacity and subsequent electricity surplus bolster industrialisation of countries building nuclear generation fleets
A programme to build new nuclear generation capacity will require the involvement of large parts of the industrial capacity of South Africa, which will require and support large-scale industrial activity and, subsequently, provide surplus electricity to support...
Feb 02, 2015
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Premier David Makhura
The Gauteng provincial government has outlined seven key areas where it intends pursuing infrastructural developments in partnership with the private sector under its so-called “transform, modernise and reindustrialise” vision. Gauteng is South Africa’s smallest...
Jan 14, 2015
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It was crucial for renewable energy projects to be fast-tracked nationally to counter electricity shortages in the short-term, photovoltaic (PV) solutions provider Talesun Energy VP Arthur Chien said. State-owned Eskom has been struggling to keep the lights on in the...
Dec 12, 2014
TINA JOEMAT PETTERSSON Government has held two nuclear vendor parade workshops
Government last month announced that it had successfully concluded the second nuclear vendor parade workshop with delegations from China, France, South Korea and the US, in its bid to source experienced nuclear energy partners to help with South Africa’s nuclear...
Dec 11, 2014
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Cabinet has approved a five-point plan to address the current strain on South Africa’s electricity system as well as the creation of a technical “war room” to undertake various interventions to improve supply security over the short and medium term. Since the start...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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