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Interest in nuclear energy said to be rising across sub-Saharan Africa 

By: Keith Campbell     21st April 2017 There is more interest in nuclear energy in sub-Saharan Africa than is generally realised. According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA), countries in the region which are individually planning or considering nuclear power are Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and... 

Interest in nuclear energy said to be rising across sub-Saharan Africa

By: Keith Campbell     21st April 2017 There is more interest in nuclear energy in sub-Saharan Africa than is generally realised. According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA), countries in the region which are individually planning or considering nuclear power are Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and... 

Africa needs nuclear energy – Rosatom 

By: Keith Campbell     30th March 2017 Sub-Saharan Africa has a real need for, and rapidly growing interest in, nuclear power. This was affirmed by Rosatom International Network Regional VP: Sub-Saharan Africa Viktor Polikarpov at the Nuclear Africa 2017 conference on Wednesday. Rusatom International Network is part of Russia's... 

Rosatom looks forward to result of South Africa’s nuclear debate

By: Keith Campbell     9th December 2016 Russian State-owned nuclear group Rosatom has reaffirmed its respect for South Africa’s domestic policy debates and decisions. “We respect South African government processes and decisions,” states Rosatom International Regional VP: Sub-Saharan Africa Viktor Polikarpov. “The new [South African]... 

Russian nuclear company looks forward to result of nuclear debate in South Africa

By: Keith Campbell     29th November 2016 Russian State-owned nuclear group Rosatom has reaffirmed its respect for South Africa’s domestic policy debates and decisions. “We respect South African government processes and decisions,” Rosatom International regional VP: sub-Saharan Africa Viktor Polikarpov told Engineering News Online on... 

Reality undermines nuclear conspiracy theories

By: Keith Campbell     26th February 2016 Since December, when President Jacob Zuma, with unbelievable incompetence, abruptly and, to this day without giving any good or believable reason, dismissed then Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and announced his replacement by little known and low ranking politician David van Rooyen, immediately... 

Analyst cautions that nuclear construction in SA will not be fast 

By: Keith Campbell     2nd October 2015 Energy analyst and EE Publishers MD Chris Yelland warned recently against excessive optimism regarding timescales for the proposed construction of new nuclear power plants (NPPs) in South Africa. He was speaking at a Nuclear Roundtable in Johannesburg. “I think we need to temper our optimism with... 

Cost of nuclear likely to be lower than dreaded, expert asserts 

By: Keith Campbell     25th September 2015 Nuclear physicist and Senior Lecturer in North West University's School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Dr Dawid Serfontein (who has a PhD in nuclear engineering) has rejected the oft-quoted estimate that South Africa's planned programme of new nuclear power plants (NPPs) would cost the... 

Nuclear construction in SA will not be fast, cautions analyst 

By: Keith Campbell     11th September 2015 Energy analyst and EE Publishers MD Chris Yelland warned on Thursday against excessive optimism regarding timescales for the proposed construction of new nuclear power plants (NPPs) in South Africa. He was speaking at a Nuclear Roundtable in Johannesburg. “I think we need to temper our optimism... 

Nuclear costs are likely to be lower than feared 

By: Keith Campbell     11th September 2015 Nuclear engineer and senior lecturer in North-West University's School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Dr Dawid Serfontein has rejected the oft-quoted estimate that South Africa's planned programme of new nuclear power plants (NPPs) would cost the country R1-trillion. "There is no reliable... 

Data quality standards to have significant engineering applications

By: Schalk Burger     10th July 2015 Quality standards for data will provide significant benefits for engineering and technical disciplines, as reliable master data can then be sourced and transferred, which enables accurate management of engineering components and services, says data quality and management company Pilog Group... 

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