The decision to adopt nuclear power in South Africa was made as a result of sound strategic planning. It has turned out to have been a very good decision, writes Dr Kelvin Kemm and Knox Msebenzi.
It is also a key part of the project to ensure that Koeberg complies with the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) requirements for life extension.
"A lump of uranium, or about a Coke can of uranium, can provide me with all the power I need for my entire life," says Michael Shellenberger, best-selling author of “Apocalypse Never”.
From South Africa's "no regret" nuclear decision to job creation, join NIASA in this five-part series on the nuclear energy market position.
The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa says the Request for Information is not a licence application for a nuclear installation or a procurement process.
South Africa could have become a major player in the nuclear power supply chain or at best become an exporter of the technology in its own right.
Over 12GW is planned for decommissioning over the next decade without a convincing replacement plan in sight, writes nuclear energy expert, Des Muller.
Finance and Policy
Overheated rhetoric and fuzzy science seem to have dictated parts of the new Integrated Resource Plan 2018 (IRP2018) argued Prof Antonie Cilliers, Research Fellow,...