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Oct 20, 2014
Buyisiwe Sondezi has become the first woman in Africa to be awarded a doctoral degree in the experimental Physics of highly correlated matter. Dr Sondezi, a Physics lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, was awarded a PhD for her research on quantum criticality...
Oct 20, 2014
In a bid to progress its contentious nuclear build programme and increase the contribution of nuclear energy to the country’s overall energy mix, government reiterates it is in talks with various prospective nuclear vendors over nuclear technologies that could...
Oct 20, 2014
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation, Necsa, welcomes the Government’s current work aimed at expediting the nuclear new build programme. The signing of Intergovernmental Agreements with various vendor countries marks an important step towards implementation...
Oct 17, 2014
Nuclear power is heading in the same direction and the South African government has stated that large localisation will be required in our nuclear new-build.  In fact, figures of 50% have been mentioned.  This is substantial when one is talking of expenditure of...
Oct 17, 2014
GRI Renewable Industries is investing in a R300-million wind-tower factory
The Western Cape government’s GreenCape sector development agency is finalising work on an application to have the Atlantis industrial area designated as a green-technology (greentech) special economic zone (SEZ). Atlantis SEZ project executive Mike Mulcahy tells...
Oct 17, 2014
AVEVA, a leader in engineering, design and Information Management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, and Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced their signing of a Global...
Oct 17, 2014
The project involves the construction of the UAE’s first nuclear energy plant.
Oct 17, 2014
Nuclear energy vendor Rosatom says the recent intergovernmental agreement between the Russia Federation and South Africa is “not a deal”, but merely a broad outline of what the company and Russia has to offer South Africa in the area of nuclear energy. Regional VP:...
Oct 17, 2014
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Oct 15, 2014
Koeberg power station
The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) on Wednesday said it would, on October 22, conduct a full-scale nuclear safety regulatory emergency exercise at the Koeberg power station, in the Western Cape, to test the effectiveness of the Integrated Koeberg Nuclear Emergency...
Oct 15, 2014
European thermal coal futures dropped below $72/t for the first time since March 2009, on weakening demand from the region's biggest economy, Germany, and rising output from miners worldwide.
Oct 14, 2014
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson
The Department of Energy (DoE) confirmed on Tuesday that an ‘Inter-Governmental Framework Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation’ had been signed with France as part of the “preparatory phase for the possible deployment of French nuclear technology in South Africa”. In a...
Oct 14, 2014
The transmission unit of South African electricity utility Eskom has completed a strategic grid study for the period to 2040. The study signals major shifts in future generation and demand patterns that will have implications for the domestic network and future...
Oct 13, 2014
Niger's cabinet of ministers on Friday approved a renewal of French nuclear group Areva's uranium production deal in the West African nation, the government said on Friday, completing two years of often fraught negotiations. The two parties announced the signature of...
Oct 10, 2014
Reinforcing government’s pro-stance on nuclear energy, President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of Section 231 of the Constitution, granted Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson the authority to sign an agreement on Cooperation in the Development of Peaceful uses of...
Oct 10, 2014
The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (Amec) on Friday lashed out at the Australian National University (ANU) for its decision to divest of its stock in seven resource companies. Earlier this week, the ANU agreed to a proposal by vice-chancellor...
Oct 10, 2014
Eskom plans to announce the completion date of Medupi Unit 5 – the second 794 MW unit at the Limpopo power project – by the latest in March next year.
Oct 10, 2014
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Oct 10, 2014
There was a big fuss in the media when a story came out that South Africa had signed a deal with the Russians to buy eight nuclear reactors. The story was not true. When I saw the first press release I felt uneasy because it just did not look right.
 
 
 
 
Oct 09, 2014
The preliminary results from pilot-scale flotation processing of ore from Quebec-focused project developer Canada Carbon’s Miller property has set a new ‘gold standard’ in graphite purity obtained from simple flotation processing. The TSX-V-listed company last week...
Oct 09, 2014
The continued decrease of most commodity prices, apart from uranium and silver, during the month of September has caused advisory firm Deloitte’s Western Australia (WA) Index to fall during the quarter, with the market capitalisation of Western Australia-listed...
Oct 07, 2014
Koeberg
US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard expressed concern on Tuesday about alleged irregularities in the recent Eskom tender for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station in Cape Town. The R4.3-billion contract was awarded to...
Oct 03, 2014
Viktor Polikarpov
Nuclear energy vendor Rosatom says the recent intergovernmental agreement between the Russia Federation and South Africa is “not a deal”, but merely a broad outline of what the company and Russia has to offer South Africa in the area of nuclear energy. Regional VP:...
Oct 03, 2014
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Russian nuclear group Rosatom is confident that it could supply nuclear-generated electricity to the South African market from Generation III+ pressurised water reactors (PWR) at a price significantly below that of coal-, oil- or gas-generated electricity. Speaking...
Oct 03, 2014
The A$1.4-million heap-leach demonstration plant being built at uranium developer Bannerman Resources Etango project, in Namibia, would enhance the project’s “early mover” advantage, chairperson Ronnie Beevor said on Friday. Writing in the group’s 2014 annual...
Oct 03, 2014
South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane convened a Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) foreign/international relations Ministers’ meeting in March on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit, in The...
Oct 03, 2014
In his State of the Nation Address in June, President Jacob Zuma fleetingly highlighted government’s support of a strategy to raise nuclear generation capacity in South Africa (quoting the potential for the addition of over 9 000 MW of nuclear capacity), while...
Oct 03, 2014
Owing to electricity consumption in South Africa increasing rapidly since 1980, South Africa needs 40 GW of new power generation by 2025, about half of which should be nuclear energy, says State-utility Eskom. Eskom supplies about 95% of South Africa's electricity...
Oct 03, 2014
The South African nuclear energy industry is currently dormant, but has the potential to “kick back into life” with adequate long-term planning and preparation, says engineering consulting firm GIBB power and energy GM Paul Fitzsimons. South Africa has one nuclear...
 
 
 
 
Oct 03, 2014
Nuclear power company Areva will design, manufacture and install six steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant near Cape Town, in the Western Cape, which will increase State-owned utility Eskom’s power yield by 10%, says an Areva spokesperson. This will...
Oct 03, 2014
Given the current dampened state of national economic growth – with gross domestic product (GDP) growing at 1.9% in 2013 versus government’s long-term target of 4% to 5% – and industry’s rising focus on energy efficiency, the future of electricity demand within South...
Oct 03, 2014
The Rosetta space mission of the European Space Agency is heading for a terrific show in November. The Rosetta mission is an attempt to land a space probe on a comet, in outer space.
Oct 02, 2014
Oct 01, 2014
Dr Wolsey Barnard
South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) denied on Wednesday that its had signed a deal to procure eight VVER nuclear reactors from Rosatom, of Russia, stating that the agreement signed in Vienna on September 22 merely formed part preparations for a procurement...
Sep 29, 2014
Toshiba’s Westinghouse Electric Company on Monday launched an expedited review application in the South Gauteng High Court challenging Eskom’s decision to award a R4.3-billion contract to Areva, of France, for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg...
Sep 29, 2014
Westinghouse Electric Company intends to continue pursuing its challenge of Eskom’s decision to award a tender for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant by launching an expedited review application in the South Gauteng High...
Sep 29, 2014
With the deal between South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) and Russian-based nuclear giant Rosatom drawing controversy, the DoE has assured that the agreement was not the first by the department – and would not be the last. Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson...
Sep 29, 2014
Uranium developer Toro Energy has signed a farm-in and joint venture (JV) agreement with the Australian division of global nuclear energy group Areva to explore in the Northern Territory. The agreement covers a tenement package of 2 292 km2 in the “relatively...
Sep 26, 2014
I went to Port Elizabeth for a couple of days. I had received various requests to travel to the coastal city. So, accompanied by my project coordinator, I went.
 
 
 
 
Sep 26, 2014
In South Africa, the science of physics is today caught in a situation of paradox. “For physics in South Africa, it’s the best of times and the worst of times,” asserts South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) President Prof Irvy "Igle" Gledhill. “We have tremendous...
Sep 25, 2014
European coal futures hit five-year lows on Thursday as the sector remained oversupplied, with traders saying that the market was testing support at $75/t and that a fall to levels last seen at the height of the financial crisis in 2009 was possible. API2 coal...
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
Key messages: • A ‘lost-time injury’ (LTI) is an occurrence resulting in a fatality, permanent disability or time lost from work of one day/shift or more; • Every injury prevented helps contain costs; • Lesedi’s practices aim for zero claims because prioritising...
Sep 25, 2014
The South African National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) on Thursday announced that it had concluded strategic nuclear safety bilateral cooperation agreements with international counterparts on the sidelines of the fifty-eighth International Atomic Energy Agency general...
 
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