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Koeberg leads way for South African power plants

Nuclear Policies

15 January 2015

As South African utility Eskom anticipates months of load-shedding, the Koeberg nuclear power plant has been singled out to act as a blueprint for the development of the operator capabilities that are vital to strengthen the country's vulnerable electricity supply system.

China and South Africa sign accords

Nuclear Policies

05 December 2014

Chinese and South African parties have signed several nuclear accords including a memorandum of understanding on a nuclear fuel cycle partnership, a financing framework agreement for the construction of a new nuclear power plant in South Africa, and an agreement on nuclear personnel training.

Eskom charged with contempt of court


07 November 2014

Westinghouse has filed an application with the South African high court charging Eskom with contempt of court over the utility's failure to supply documentation under a previous court order.

South Africa reports reactor vendor progress

New Nuclear

17 December 2014

South Africa "continues to make significant progress" in its engagements with various prospective nuclear vendor countries, according to a statement from President Jacob Zuma's office today.

China, South Africa extend nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

10 November 2014

South Africa and China have signed an intergovernmental framework agreement on nuclear cooperation. It follows the recent signing of similar accords with France and Russia.

South Africa plans next steps with vendors

New Nuclear

21 October 2014

South Africa is moving towards signing framework agreements with China and Japan and is inviting would-be reactor vendor countries to participate in workshops to showcase their offerings as it moves through the pre-procurement phase of its nuclear new-build plans.