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South Africa's Gigaba Will Not Be Reckless About Nuclear Funding

U.S. News

PRETORIA (Reuters) - New South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Saturday he would not be "reckless" when it came to funding for controversial plans to add more nuclear power to the energy mix of Africa's most industrialized economy.


South Africa Govt to Review Nuclear Plans in Response to Recession

U.S. News

Kubayi, in Moscow for the AtomExpo nuclear conference and leading a delegation from South Africa, also said that she sees nuclear energy as part of a diverse energy mix, including renewable resources and coal.


In South Africa Nuclear Energy Is Becoming A Dirty Word

Forbes - Tech

The plant produces up to 750 kilowatts a day and powers 41 percent of the airport, with the aim to convert to 100 percent function by the end of the year. The nuclear reactors are still a plan on paper. But already the noxious debate over their future has made nuclear energy a dirty word in South Africa. To build or not to build – the stalemate over the proposed nuclear reactors to power the continent's most advanced economy shows no sign of being resolved. The sharp divisions over a nuclear-powered future are now beginning to hurt South Africa's nascent renewables industry.


South Africa Considering Best Time for Nuclear Power Expansion: Zuma

U.S. News

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday his government was considering the best time to launch a major expansion of its nuclear power fleet, after the finance minister said the country could not afford it.


South Africa, Russia's State Nuclear Firm to Start Discussion on Cooperation

U.S. News

MOSCOW (Reuters) - South African Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has agreed with Alexei Likhachev, head of Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom, that their technical teams will initiate discussions on cooperation, the South African Department of Energy said on Wednesday.