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Apr 24, 2015
Canadian uranium explorer U3O8 Corp has signed an exploration agreement with the provincial petroleum and mining company of Chubut province, Argentina, which would allow it to explore properties located next to its own Laguna Salada uranium deposit. Should it succeed...
Apr 23, 2015
Jan Rijn Zeevaart
The Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa) launched the first clinical micro positron emission tomography/computerised tomography (microPET/CT) scanner in Africa on Thursday at its facility in the North West. Speaking to Engineering News Online Necsa...
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 22, 2015
Low crude prices will trigger consolidation in the oil industry but a new bull market might arrive much sooner than expected given the huge scale of capital and workforce withdrawal in the sector, a former boss of oil major BP said. "The actions the industry is...
Apr 22, 2015
On the heels of Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s recent announcement of the preferred bidders under the fourth bidding round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), renewable-energy specialists, energy policymakers...
Apr 20, 2015
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
Oil prices repaired early losses to rally above $64 on Friday due to the conflict in Yemen. Brent crude was within sight of its 2015 high reached on Thursday and has rallied 16 percent in April, supported by Yemen and the prospect that lower prices are starting to...
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
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Apr 15, 2015
Infrastructure spend by Africa’s largest oil producing countries, Nigeria and Angola, will be hard-hit by the retreating global oil price, which has more than halved since June last year and is currently at $58/bl, it emerged on Tuesday. “Angola and Nigeria are not...
Apr 15, 2015
Nigeria is in talks with Russia's State-owned Rosatom to build nuclear power plants, as Africa's most populous nation tries to end of decades of blackouts that has blighted its economy. Africa's biggest economy has no experience in developing and operating nuclear...
Apr 13, 2015
South Australia’s Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, Tom Koutsantonis, told a conference on Monday that the state government was hoping to encourage further investment in the resources sector, more specifically into copper, despite the drop in commodity...
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
Construction has been halted again at Eskom’s Medupi power plant.
Apr 10, 2015
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 10, 2015
Actually, not all people in this great nation of ours are stupid or, perhaps, even slightly stupid but in one area they seem to be (from my arrogant viewpoint), and that area is knowledge of electricity. But let me not moan or groan about this – rather, let me assist...
Apr 09, 2015
A court in Niger declared a strike by workers at French nuclear group Areva's Somair uranium mine illegal, cutting short a planned 72-hour walk out half a day early, company and union officials said on Thursday. "The court declared the strike illegal. Everything...
Apr 07, 2015
Workers at French nuclear group Areva's Somair mine in Niger launched a three-day strike on Tuesday over what they said was the company's failure to pay bonuses, a union spokesperson said. Moussa Moutari, spokesperson for the SYNAMIN union, said that 90% of the...
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
The Nuclear Africa 2015 conference has just been successfully concluded.  The conference was held in collaboration with the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) and was held at Necsa's Pelindaba site, near Pretoria. The theme of the conference was...
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...
Apr 02, 2015
The contentious debate surrounding South Africa’s beneficiation strategy and how best it should be undertaken has been placed under the glare of the spotlight again and has served to intensify tensions between government and the mining industry over continuing...
Apr 01, 2015
The Bank of Nova Scotia’s ‘commodity price index’ rallied by 2.4% month-over-month in February, after falling in January to the lowest level since early 2007. The third-largest Canadian bank said on Tuesday that its ‘oil and gas index’ rebounded in February, with...
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 27, 2015
The poem Time it says: Your life is an expression of your mind. You are the creator of your own Universe - For as a human being, you are free to will whatever state of being you desire through the use of your thoughts and words. There has always been a concept that...
Mar 27, 2015
Eskom has reported that the control and instrumentation works contract with Alstom at the Kusile power station project will be “consensually terminated” as from April 17, 2015.
Mar 26, 2015
Tormin mine site
ASX-listed mineral sands miner Mineral Commodities (MRC) has defended itself against allegations that its West Coast-based Tormin mine is negatively impacting the environment and community surrounding the operation. In a statement to the media, West Coast resident...
Mar 25, 2015
GlobalCOAL® announced today that Kyushu Electric Power, one of Japan’s largest utility companies, has joined its online coal trading platform. Established in 1951, Kyushu Electric Power Company generates, transmits and distributes electricity in the Kyushu area of...
Mar 23, 2015
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 20, 2015
I read a long article in a newspaper in which some fellow argued that the world essentially had no more sources of energy and that the entire planet would just have to learn to cut back on consumption. The writer was a foreign person. The article had not been written...
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 19, 2015
The Western Australian government has gleefully welcomed reports that Queensland was considering re-instituting a ban on uranium mining, with Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion saying the decision would allow Western Australia to capitalise on investment in...
Mar 18, 2015
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
President Jacob Zuma on Friday officially launched the Presidency and Government Energy Saving Campaign, but, apart from reflecting on energy-savings gains made during his administration and appealing for energy use austerity, he remained vague on the campaign’s...
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 13, 2015
I was invited to give a presentation about nuclear power at St Francis Bay. St Francis Bay falls within the Kouga local municipality, an area encompassing Jeffreys Bay, Oyster Bay, St Francis Bay, Humansdorp and a bit more. This is a large distributed area just south...
 
 
 
 
Mar 12, 2015
Demand for a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ abescreed SLC P fast-track self-levelling screed and abescreed SLC acrylic primer has soared since the products underwent three important reformulations recently. “The main reason for the latest reformulation in 2014 was to...
Mar 12, 2015
Mar 06, 2015
Late last year, the South African electronics industry, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the South African National Defence Force, the Air Traffic and Navigation Services and other institutions celebrated the 75th anniversary of radar in...
Mar 06, 2015
Global Electricity Initiative executive chairperson Philippe Joubert
Executive chairperson of the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) Philippe Joubert says energy utilities globally, together with the business community more generally, have come to terms with the science of climate change, particularly as extreme weather events begin...
Mar 06, 2015
Eskom announced that first power was produced at 11:03 on March 2, 2015, from Medupi Unit 6.
 
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