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Trump moves to strangle Iran economy as nuclear deal withers

​US President Donald Trump on Wednesday tightened the screws further on Iran with sanctions on its mining industry

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn’t make sense

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

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.

Safer, smaller, salty nuke reactors on the cards

“The nexus of nuclear, climate and global security is a critical intersection.”

​Why SA must push for renewables

Nuclear build dreams continue to stand in the way of the country being able to nourish itself with a mix of sun, wind and other energy sources.

​No wiggle room so nuclear build goes ahead, drawing fire

Speaking to press on the matter, Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas said the treasury was guided by the IRP.

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Regulator advises partial clean-up of radioactive dump in the Karoo

But this does not include nuclear material left over from mining aborted about 40 years ago.

African powerhouses seek a nuclear energy future

African nuclear expertise is limited, so countries are looking abroad to achieve their nuclear ambitions.

Nuclear can pay its own way

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

SA’s nuclear deal with Russia is far from done

Money is the big problem with the initial agreement Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson signed last year, given the financial positions of both countries.

The vital power of nuclear objectivity

South Africa's regulator will refrain from taking part in nuclear energy talks to ensure impartiality.

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.

Vladimir Putin’s quest for a nuclear monopoly

Somehow Russia has persuaded President Jacob Zuma into agreeing to a deal for a nuclear fleet that the treasury opposed.

Was R4bn nuke tender hijacked?

Westinghouse, the loser in a R4.1-billion tender to revamp Koeberg, claims some Eskom executives drove a revamp contract towards rival firm Areva.

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