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Aug 16, 2013
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has achieved a turnaround of more than R100-million in just one financial year, from a deficit of R75-million at the start of 2012/2013 to a surplus of R29-million at the end of 2012/2013. As a result, a planned...
Aug 15, 2013
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DoE DG Nelisiwe Magubane
The South African government is considering different ownership options for the country’s proposed new fleet of nuclear power stations, Department of Energy director-general Nelisiwe Magubane told the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) 2013...
Aug 15, 2013
DoE director-general Nelisiwe Magubane
Department of Energy (DoE) director-general Nelisiwe Magubane has reaffirmed the South African government’s commitment to nuclear power as part of the country’s future energy mix. She was addressing the 2013 conference of the Nuclear Industry Association of South...
Aug 15, 2013
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Russian nuclear company Rusatom Overseas believes that it could generate thousands of jobs in South Africa if it is chosen to build the proposed new fleet of nuclear power plants (NPPs) and that its localisation programme would generate billions of dollars in...
Aug 06, 2013
Russian company Rusatom Overseas, a subsidiary of the State-owned Rosatom nuclear group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Africa’s North-West University (NWU). Rusatom Overseas is tasked with promoting Russian nuclear technologies in the...
Jul 30, 2013
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The Koeberg power station
Nuclear technology had the potential to boost South Africa’s economy beyond the energy industry, said South African Nuclear Energy Corporation Nurad division acting group executive Ayanda Myoli. The development of the country’s nuclear ambitions would see the...
Jul 26, 2013
Nuclear technology for electricity production has received increased attention in South Africa, especially after the South African government published the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010. A slight growth in the nuclear power industry is expected, owing to the...
Jul 25, 2013
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Department of Energy (DoE) director-general Nelisiwe Magubane
South Africa should finalise its ‘nuclear procurement roadmap’ by November, Department of Energy (DoE) director-general Nelisiwe Magubane reports, adding that a study on the likely costs of such a programme should be completed in September. Speaking exclusively to...
Jul 05, 2013
Jul 01, 2013
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Jun 28, 2013
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Jun 28, 2013
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Jun 27, 2013
Russia will produce the first power from its new Leningrad Phase 2 nuclear power plant, west of St Petersburg, in 2015 and will connect the 70-billion rubles plant to the grid in 2016, plant manager Yuri Galanchuk said on Wednesday. “The project has only gone 10%...
Jun 27, 2013
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Developing nuclear energy in South Arica would aid in alleviating the country’s substantial unemployment rate, Russia’s State-owned nuclear company Rosatom deputy director-general Kirill Komorov told Engineering News Online on Wednesday. He said for every direct...
Jun 21, 2013
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Russia is hopeful about its chances of supplying South Africa with new nuclear power plants (NPPs) to help meet the country’s future energy needs. During last month’s visit to Russia by President Jacob Zuma, South African Energy Minister Dipuo Peters held talks with...
Jun 14, 2013
A consortium between two South African companies, Group Five, through Group Five Nuclear Construction Services, and Lesedi Nuclear Services, has secured a contract for the design, manufacture and replacement of the 1 800 m³ refuelling water storage tanks at Eskom’s...
Jun 12, 2013
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (Necsa’s) Knox Msebenzi has been seconded to sister organisation, the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa), as MD. This followed a prior agreement between Necsa and Niasa, which saw Necsa’s Ayanda Myoli...
May 31, 2013
As an abundant global resource, natural gas is poised to take centre stage in the world’s total energy mix by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), with more than 200 years of proved reserves and a worldwide increase in gas consumption, partly...
May 28, 2013
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A consortium between two South African companies, Group Five, through Group Five Nuclear Construction Services, and Lesedi Nuclear Services, announced on Tuesday that it had secured a contract for the design, manufacture and replacement of the 1 800 m³ refuelling...
May 24, 2013
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China's interest in South Africa's proposed new nuclear power plant (NPP) programme was made manifest recently when three Chinese nuclear companies held a joint public briefing of their capabilities and technologies at the Energex Africa 2013 exhibition in Midrand,...
May 24, 2013
Using a programme of construction of nuclear power plants (NPPs) to develop a local nuclear industrial sector (a process known as localisation) needs a clear vision at the highest levels. So cautions EDF Nuclear Project Development Director Jean-Paul Chatry. (EDF is...
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
UK-based international project management, engineering and consultancy group Amec (which can trace its history back to 1848) has warned that designing and building nuclear power plants (NPPs) is a very different thing to owning and operating them. “What you need for...
Apr 05, 2013
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The South African government has clearly 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...
Mar 26, 2013
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The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (Safcei) on Tuesday said the development of a nuclear industry in South Africa would not provide a boost for society, the economy, job creation or the environment. Safcei executive director Bishop Geoff...
 
 
 
 
Mar 19, 2013
Nuclear companies seeking to sell their reactor designs to South Africa should take care to ensure that their localisation programmes incorporate black economic-empowerment (BEE), warned Westinghouse Electric South Africa regional VP Professor Itumeleng Mosala on...
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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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