The costs of building a nuclear plant are huge, but vendor financing may be a viable option.
Jacob Zuma's plan for a fleet of nuclear power stations has the potential to impose a burden under which the South African economy could buckle.
The nearly R1-billion budget is in addition to the multibillion-rand nuclear plans SA is considering rolling out as part of its electricity road map.
Local fisheries unions have agreed to allow the Fukushima plant to release uncontaminated groundwater from around the nuclear facility into the sea.
Workers at the front of Japan's clean-up effort battle contamination, stress and alcohol abuse.
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.
Thirty months on from the Fukushima disaster, Japan is struggling to come up with a long-term energy policy.
Academic Anton Eberhard has come down hard on SA's current electricity policy, particularly the country’s proposed nuclear construction ambitions.
South African authorities will have to address two critical issues as the country faces signing for its new nuclear procurement megaplan.
What happens when government plans to build a nuclear plant in your hometown? Lionel Faull went to the Eastern Cape to find out.
Investigations have suggested that Basileus Capital was already treading water before the death of Julian Williams.
Existing legislation does not address the legal, environmental and social ramifications of fracking, says David Fig.
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.
The last working reactor in Japan is to be switched off Saturday and has sparked a debate on whether Japan needs nuclear power.
This form of energy offers not only a secure electricity supply but also benefits, writes Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters.
Energy Minister Dipuo Peters has confirmed that a tender proposal for 9600 MW of nuclear power could be worth at least R1-trillion.
Government and the unions are being lobbied by an industry increasingly desperate to sell reactors, says Rianne Teule.
Government says it has not made a decision yet on the number of nuclear power stations to be built or which vendors would be used for such projects.
Not even the experts can agree on the economics of South Africa's nuclear ambitions. The M&G's Lionel Faull explains it in simple terms.