The country has the capacity to enrich uranium but doesn't have not enough trained personnel to do it.
Valindaba could be one of SA's biggest cash cows yet. But it's difficult to discuss nuclear energy in a country that knows little about it.
Experts say Valindaba, South Africa's big new nuke idea, could be a viable niche or an expensive failure.
The cost of electricity is the subject of talks around every table in the country and are heavily influenced by the cost of generating power.
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has condemned North Korea's nuclear test, saying it is a "grave violation" of UN Security Council resolutions.
A group of activists from various environmental organisations took part in a march in Johannesburg to protest South Africa's nuclear expansion plans.
Our investigation into South Africa's aborted 2008 nuclear tender offers a warning at a time when the country is embarking on a similar exercise.
French parastatal Areva appears to have tried to buy its way to the front of the queue to build nuclear power stations in SA - a miscalculation.
As part of extensive war games, Iran test-fired medium-range missiles capable of hitting US bases in the region or Israel.
US President Barack Obama has urged China to use its influence to stop North Korea's "bad behaviour" in a nuclear standoff with the West.
Russia successfully tested on Friday its two new Bulava intercontinental missiles, which experienced several failures in the past.
Rob Adam is going to a construction group that will bid for the massive government nuclear tender.
Five international bidders are sniffing around SA's biggest ever tender: an estimated R1-trillion contract to build six new nuclear reactors by 2030.
Plans have been laid for a complete nuclear shutdown in just 10 years, writes Helen Pidd.
South Africa has the raw material to produce cleaner nuclear energy with fewer risks, writes Lisa Steyn.
Russia has agreed to help Venezuela build its first nuclear power station in a move likely to raise concerns.