The third window is waiting to be signed off but the energy department is preoccupied elsewhere.
Experts argue that one of the main obstacles to South Africa’s nuclear ambitions is the cost, even with innovative financing models.
Gas and renewables are expected to be Africa's two major sources of energy growth, but it depends on fixing an energy sector that is poor in supply.
Following uproar over a Russia-SA nuclear deal, a PR management firm - headed by Jacob Zuma's former spokesperson - stepped in to do damage control.
There will still be processes to follow in the bilateral agreement between South Africa and Russia over the procurement of nuclear reactors.
M&G readers speak out on nuclear energy, the DA Youth and on President Zuma.
International report paints a bleak future for the nuclear industry
The state seems set on going the atomic route despite the huge financial implications.
In its latest attempt to contain contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant, the Japanese government is building an underground ice wall.
South Africa's nuclear expansion programme depends on a number of strategies that still need to be put in place before financing can determined.
German power company RWE is shutting six domestic plants as the sector tots up the cost of the government's energy policy turnaround.
Japan's prime minister has spoken out about the need for action to deal with the build up of radioactive water at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
The world is snapping up cancer-detecting isotopes from laboratories in South Africa
Energy Minister Dipuo Peters has told MPs that many of the country's older coal-fired power plants would be retired and "fall away around 2023".
A major policy clash over the biggest spending plan in SA's history has erupted between the national planning commission and the energy department.
As the world debates about how safe and cost-effective nuclear power is, Dirk de Vos focuses in on SA and other power source options for the country
A tough road lies ahead for SA's plan to use local expertise in its massive infrastructure programme.