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Why Kenya’s push for nuclear power rests on false or fanciful premises

Kenya has engaged the International Atomic Energy Agency and signed multilateral letters of intent in pursuit of nuclear power.

World renewables blow nukes up

Competition from low-cost green energy is putting the screw on nuclear vendors and state utilities

Storm over pebble bed modular reactor as Eskom ponders its resurrection

It still has staunch believers but sceptics question the project's feasibility, writes Lynley Donnelly.

Nuclear power ‘will cost SA just $1bn’

South Africa will make a $49 billion profit on a $50 billion nuclear power station fleet, if a utopian report is to be believed.

Letters to the editor: April 15 to 21 2016

Readers write in about Zuma, and Eskom's nuclear plans.

Nuclear can pay its own way

Naysayers refuse to see how the nuclear power industry has evolved and become economically viable.

Nukes: The next Nkandla for Thuli

The public protector has a year left in office and hopes to resume quiet meetings with Cabinet. But Madonsela's going won't be with a whimper.

SA sends 50 trainees to China for nuclear skills development

Trainees from "major role players" in the industry set to learn about nuclear power plant engineering, procurement, maintenance and other subjects

Russians muscle all others aside in nuclear bid

Russian energy company Rosatom has made it clear they should be the sole supplier of everything nuclear in South Africa.

SA, Russia agree to $50-billion nuclear deal

South Africa has agreed to a strategic partnership with Russia, worth $50-billion, to significantly increase its nuclear power generation capacity.

Editorial: Nuclear ambition could cripple SA

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.

South Africa’s new nuclear challenges

South African authorities will have to address two critical issues as the country faces signing for its new nuclear procurement megaplan.

Nuclear deal back on track

It is likely that SA's much-awaited second nuclear power station will be put out to tender after September this year, the <i>M&G</i> has learned.

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