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New isotope facility to ease pressure on supplies

Regulation and Safety

04 August 2017

Shine Building One groundbreaking - 48Radioisotope producers around the world are working to meet the capacity lost with the end of production by Canada's National Research Universal reactor in 2016. Construction of a new production facility in the USA will help to meet the growing global demand for medical radioisotopes.

Industry reacts to South African court ruling

Nuclear Policies

27 April 2017

A ruling by South Africa's High Court setting aside the country's nuclear procurement plans is centred on procedural issues and makes no determinations on the argument for nuclear energy, the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa said today.

Study outlines current and future role for Koeberg

Corporate

31 March 2017

South Africa's only nuclear power station has an important role to play in the country's economy now and in the future, a study by KPMG has found. Through investments and operations, economic activity supported or stimulated by Eskom's Koeberg plant is currently worth an estimated ZAR53.3 billion ($3.9 billion).

South African ministry accepts court ruling

Nuclear Policies

15 May 2017

South African Energy Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi said on 13 May she will not appeal against a High Court decision declaring ministerial determinations underpinning the country's nuclear procurement plans to be unlawful. Intergovernmental agreements set aside under the ruling will be replaced with new agreements, she said.

South African court sets aside nuclear plans

Nuclear Policies

26 April 2017

South Africa's Western Cape High Court has set aside two ministerial determinations underpinning the country's nuclear procurement plans, ruling them unlawful and unconstitutional. The court has also declared the same to be the case of intergovernmental agreements, including that between South Africa and Russia.

South Africa creates partnership for localisation

New Nuclear

15 March 2017

The Coega Development Corporation has agreed to cooperate with utility Eskom in supporting the South African government's plans to build local capacity for its nuclear new build program through supplier development and localisation.