Government delays nuclear plant plans as economy stagnates

South Africa delayed plans to build new nuclear power plants over concern about their cost and the waning demand for additional electricity.

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.

Why Parliament’s public finance watchdog failed its mandate on nuclear

The Parliamentary Budget Office's final report was little more than a summary of other institutions' work.

What does SA plan to do with its toxic nuclear waste?

Take a look at Germany, which is dismantling its reactors, to see the true cost of an atomic future.

Department of energy awards R20m nuclear-related contract

Details of the appointment of Mahlako a Phahla Investments were released by the department this morning

MPs given a negative on nuclear

A parliamentary office says nuclear power is 16% pricier than the most expensive type of coal electricity production, despite Eskom's support for it.

Government hasn’t made a nuclear deal with any country – Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa appeared before the NCOP to answer questions and said the nuclear programme would be based on affordability and sustainability.

What are the capital costs and the cost of electricity from new-nuclear in SA?

A study finds the cost for building as well as the cost of electricity generated by the proposed new-nuclear build much higher than for other sources.

Editorial: The poisoned nuclear debate

Both sides have valid points to make, but stamping out opposing views is not going to help discussion.

Will nuclear solve Africa’s power woes?

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

Russian firm: Nuclear programme could mean ‘big gains’ for South Africa

SA could pay up to R1-trillion to implement a nuclear programme, but a Russian state company says it may create thousands of jobs in the process.

Five things you should know about Sona 2016

From nuclear to belt-tightening: If you didn’t last through Jacob Zuma’s speech, we’ve got you covered with these five quick highlights.


WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world