Hartmut Winkler

Why South Africa’s electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five years

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a...

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn’t make sense

Are there cheaper alternatives to nuclear power to alleviate energy shortages in Africa?

Eskom should boost its output of in-house renewables

Pressing ahead with coal and nuclear power generation projects has come at a huge and unsustainable cost – to both Eskom and the country

Why decommissioning Koeberg nuclear plant won’t be easy

For South Africa decommissioning its nuclear plant Koeberg is a reality that cannot be ignored much longer

Zuma’s last ditch effort to ram through a nuclear power deal

President Jacob Zuma's efforts to promote his unpopular nuclear project are weakening him politically but he still seems keen to pursue it.

Fears mount over true motivations for SA’s planned nuclear deal

The decision on whether to proceed with the nuclear plan is destined to become the defining moment of the Jacob Zuma presidency.

SA’s developing solar energy landscape explained

Solar power has a key piece to play as South Africa continues to assemble its large energy puzzle.

Why South Africa should not build eight new nuclear power stations

South Africa has plans to build new power stations despite many calling for no nuclear energy in the country.

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