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South Africa needs holistic approach to energy, says energy minister

South Africa needs holistic approach to energy, says energy minister

South Africa must consider nuclear as a clean energy source that can be part of its electricity generation mix, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said yesterday in his keynote speech at a business awards ceremony.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2019


South African government replaces Necsa board

South African government replaces Necsa board

The South African government has replaced the entire board of the South Africa Nuclear Energy Corporation following alleged failures in its statutory duties including legislative non-compliance, non-adherence to shareholder instructions, financial mismanagement and delays in returning the country's radioisotope manufacturing facility to full functionality.

Corporate 10 December 2018


Nuclear must remain in South African mix, committee finds

Nuclear must remain in South African mix, committee finds

South Africa's Integrated Resource Plan must explicitly recognise that nuclear will remain an important element of the country's energy mix, a parliamentary committee has told the country's Department of Energy.
 

Nuclear Policies 30 November 2018


South Africa to resume radioisotope production

South Africa to resume radioisotope production

Production can resume at NTP Radioisotopes' Pelindaba facilities after receiving the go-ahead from South Africa's National Nuclear Regulator.
 

Regulation & Safety 19 November 2018


Making the case for nuclear in South Africa

Making the case for nuclear in South Africa

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa has said it will make the case for the inclusion of nuclear in the country's energy mix following the release earlier this week of an updated Integrated Resource Policy which sees no increase in nuclear capacity.
 

Nuclear Policies 31 August 2018


Nuclear remains static under South African plan

Nuclear remains static under South African plan

A draft updated Integrated Resource Plan approved by South Africa's cabinet on 22 August sees the country's nuclear capacity remaining at its current 1830 MWe over the period to 2030. Energy Minister Jeff Radebe yesterday released the plan for public comment.
 

Nuclear Policies 28 August 2018


Rosatom, Necsa to cooperate in nuclear medicine

Rosatom, Necsa to cooperate in nuclear medicine

Rusatom Healthcare and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation have signed an agreement to cooperate on non-power applications of nuclear technology, particularly nuclear medicine.

Corporate 27 July 2018


South Africa needs to plan for nuclear, says NIASA

South Africa needs to plan for nuclear, says NIASA

Gigaba_budget_2018-(Government ZA-GCIS)-48The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa has today called on the country's energy industry and the government to take a long-term view of energy planning and not be distracted by current oversupply. NIASA's comments were in reaction to yesterday's budget speech by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Nuclear Policies 22 February 2018


Eskom pauses nuclear expansion plan

Eskom pauses nuclear expansion plan

Eskom cannot afford to expand its nuclear power capacity, Calib Cassim, acting CFO of the South African utility, said yesterday. Cassim was speaking to reporters during the release of Eskom's financial results for the six months to 30 September 2017.

Corporate 31 January 2018


South African procurement will be lawful: ministry

South African procurement will be lawful: ministry

The South African Department of Energy has reiterated it will comply with all legal requirements relating to its nuclear procurement programme. It said an urgent court application launched this week seeking to stop the minister or utility Eskom from pursuing the procurement had been based on speculative media reports.

Nuclear Policies 30 November 2017