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Cape quakes no concern for Koeberg

Last week’s tremor has anti-nuclear campaigners questioning the safety of Koeberg, although the nuclear facility said the plant is designed to sustain a magnitude-seven earthquake

Koeberg could power on to 2044

After three decades’ use, South Africa’s only nuclear power plant could see its lifespan extended by 20 years — despite objections

Nuclear still in SA’s energy mix says Radebe

Radebe says nuclear energy will remain one of the mechanisms government will use to diversity its sources of energy in the future

Energy department cuts budget allocation for clean energy

The department of energy plans to cut its budget allocation for clean energy, much to the disappointment of the portfolio committee on energy

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

Letters to the editor: May 5 to 11 2017

Readers write in about debating nuclear power stations.

Nuclear turn-off tumbles giants

Westinghouse and Areva’s troubles have been compounded by the anti-nuclear lobby, but developing world ambitions remain.

Energy plan puts nuclear on backburner

Eskom favours the model that cuts emissions and renewables because nuclear would start sooner.

Editorial: Nuke the new energy plan

Locking South Africa into a nuclear build makes no sense, unless you are a politician with something to gain.

Nuclear build tied to outdated Integrated Resource Plan

The energy plan does not reflect how much has changed since 2010.

​Politicking over the nuclear build has stalled SA’s need to lower carbon emissions

The government is ignoring its own warnings to take drastic action to curb climate change.

Renewable energy ticks all the right boxes for SA’s energy needs

The hidden costs of nuclear power and disingenuous claims made by the industry regulator cloud clarity about SA's energy needs.

Will nuclear solve Africa’s power woes?

Costs, stability and security concerns may stand in the way of nations with dreams of going fissile.

Not science fiction: SA may soon have too much electricity

Promising no load-shedding this winter, Eskom says it is ahead of schedule in building new units and won’t rule out dabbling in nuclear.

Five years after Fukushima, SA hasn’t learned its lesson

A severe nuclear accident can happen anywhere, and its impact extends over great distances. The socioeconomic consequences are significant.

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