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The continent’s three largest economies are all being courted by Russia’s Rosatom
The government is ignoring its own warnings to take drastic action to curb climate change.
Both sides have valid points to make, but stamping out opposing views is not going to help discussion.
Readers write in about defence systems, nuclear power, and Julius Malema.
Rosatom can do it, but President Jacob Zuma and Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s rush to go nuclear has been reckless.
ANC calls for "full, transparent and thorough cost benefit analysis of nuclear power" as SA prepares for a bidding process for new nuclear plants.
A Russian nuclear activist has labelled South Africa’s pursuit of new nuclear capacity – with Russian support – as "naive" and advised against it.
The state-owned firm’s nuclear ambassador, Professor Vladimir Artisyuk, is in South Africa to sing the praises of Russia’s nuclear technology.
Money is the big problem with the initial agreement Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson signed last year, given the financial positions of both countries.
The secret nuclear deal our leaders have signed with Russia carries many risks for South Africa.
We look at the nuclear agreement Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson signed with Russia last year and the implications thereof for South Africa.
The way the Russian nuclear deal was handled can only be to ensure a politically driven process, unhampered by technical or financial considerations.
Experts argue that one of the main obstacles to South Africa’s nuclear ambitions is the cost, even with innovative financing models.
Russian energy company Rosatom has made it clear they should be the sole supplier of everything nuclear in South Africa.
Somehow Russia has persuaded President Jacob Zuma into agreeing to a deal for a nuclear fleet that the treasury opposed.
Following uproar over a Russia-SA nuclear deal, a PR management firm – headed by Jacob Zuma’s former spokesperson – stepped in to do damage control.
The department of energy has been extremely vague on South Africa’s prospective nuclear deal despite promising transparency regarding a new build.