Why South Africa should not build eight new nuclear power stations

South Africa has plans to build new power stations despite many calling for no nuclear energy in the country.

From Russia with atomic love

Rosatom can do it, but President Jacob Zuma and Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson's rush to go nuclear has been reckless.

Bomb victims seek a world with no nukes

Survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks are campaigning to halt Brazil's nuclear plans.

Nuclear a ‘technology of the past’

A Russian nuclear activist has labelled South Africa's pursuit of new nuclear capacity – with Russian support – as "naive" and advised against it.

Right of reply: Necsa dismisses ‘wilful myths’

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation claims "some myths have been deliberately perpetuated about the company".

Jobs for pals at state nuclear firm

A whistle-blower has claimed that the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation created a job for the chief executive's wife, Ngeniswa Tyobeka.

Energy minister shields ‘key Zuma nuclear ally’

An ugly battle over the suspension of Necsa's chief executive has split state nuke company down the middle.

Spy cables: SA pressured by US to monitor Iranian agents

Iranian embassy staff members in Pretoria were scrutinised despite intelligence service stating repeatedly that Iran poses no threat to the country.

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.

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.

Energy department dodges burning nuclear questions

The department of energy has been extremely vague on South Africa's prospective nuclear deal despite promising transparency regarding a new build.

Intrigue of trillion rand nuclear prize

Russian frontrunners lobbied intensively, but they may have overplayed their hand


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders