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Webinar 28 September: Compact nuclear power: Affordable, investable, reliable, low carbon power for Africa

Rolls-Royce SMR would like to invite you to an intimate panel discussion with speakers representing the African public sector, private industry players and Rolls-Royce’s nuclear technology experts.

How to build South Africa’s nuclear project with local skills

Dr David Milne explains how South Africa can build its nuclear power plants without necessarily incurring cost overruns or schedule delays and using the available local skills.

Zimbabwe pledges commitment to nuclear safety

Zimbabwe pledged its commitment to nuclear safety and security this weekend by depositing legal instruments with the IAEA.

Nuclear legacy shows need for strong regulator and transparency

It may be that Eskom would be better off closing down Koeberg and investing in cheaper electricity generation, than running up ever-increasing refurbishment costs to keep a 40-year-old plant running, states OUTA.

Nuclear security in Burkina Faso observed by IAEA advisory mission

On request from the Burkina Faso government, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts from Lebanon, Niger, Senegal and the agency completed a nuclear security advisory mission to the country.

Ed’s note: Nuclear power sees Groundhog Day

South Africa has for some years now attempted to increase its nuclear capacity, with the latest proclamation taking us back to Groundhog Day.

Op-ed: Walking the nuclear dog – a South African tale

Apparently, in government, there is an activity known as walking the dog – a strategy intended to keep politicians, officials and stakeholders quiet, and to calm them down when they get agitated for some of the action.

Eskom confirms Unit 1 reactor trip at Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant

Eskom confirmed that Koeberg Unit 1 Reactor was safely shut down after a trip at 16:30 on Monday, 30 August 2021, due to a fault on the electrical breaker to one of the primary coolant pumps.

Thyspunt nuclear build links to Eastern Cape economic development

Commentary: A nuclear power station build at Thyspunt in the Eastern Cape would fill the requirements to reduce unemployment and increase economic development.

SANBP calls for collaboration between nuclear and renewables

"It is not about nuclear versus renewables but nuclear and renewables in an optimum energy source mix for South Africa," states SANBP spokesperson Des Muller.

China will dominate small modular nuclear reactor field by 2050

Many countries are expanding their small modular nuclear reactor portfolios to ensure energy supply and to meet decarbonisation goals, including China who account for a third of the proposed pipeline.

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