Choosing the nuclear path carries several risks including being one of the most expensive forms of electricity generation
South Africa’s only nuclear power plant, Koeberg, has frequently been in the news in 2022, all for the wrong reasons.
South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country’s electricity system is overloaded. Such overloading currently happens on 40-50 days a year. Eskom, the country’s power utility, recently admitted that such interruptions are likely to persist […]
Are there cheaper alternatives to nuclear power to alleviate energy shortages in Africa?
Pressing ahead with coal and nuclear power generation projects has come at a huge and unsustainable cost – to both Eskom and the country
For South Africa decommissioning its nuclear plant Koeberg is a reality that cannot be ignored much longer
President Jacob Zuma’s efforts to promote his unpopular nuclear project are weakening him politically but he still seems keen to pursue it.
The decision on whether to proceed with the nuclear plan is destined to become the defining moment of the Jacob Zuma presidency.
Solar power has a key piece to play as South Africa continues to assemble its large energy puzzle.
South Africa has plans to build new power stations despite many calling for no nuclear energy in the country.