Russian energy company Rosatom has made it clear they should be the sole supplier of everything nuclear in South Africa.
South Africa has agreed to a strategic partnership with Russia, worth $50-billion, to significantly increase its nuclear power generation capacity.
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.
Dogged by scandal at home, President Jacob Zuma has headed to Russia, seemingly on a trip about trade relations.
South African authorities will have to address two critical issues as the country faces signing for its new nuclear procurement megaplan.
It is likely that SA's much-awaited second nuclear power station will be put out to tender after September this year, the M&G has learned.
Algeria aims to build its first commercial nuclear power station around 2020, Energy and Mines Minister Chakib Khelil said on Tuesday.