Nuclear energy

Molten salt reactors poised to boost the nuclear energy sector

Molten salt reactors poised to boost the nuclear energy sector

Molten salt reactors could be a major contributor to the nuclear energy sector, according to Research Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering Ondrej Chvala.
Report: World’s uranium resources enough for the foreseeable future

Report: World’s uranium resources enough for the foreseeable future

Sufficient uranium resources exist to support the long-term, sustainable use of nuclear energy for low-carbon electricity generation, says a new joint report by the OECD NEA and the IAEA.
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Energy policy in South Africa: Are changes finally coming?

Examining South Africa's energy policy positions and actions taken, which have tended to be reactive and driven more by crisis management than by forward-looking leadership.
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Decision to extend Koeberg’s plant life was a “no-brainer”

It is also a key part of the project to ensure that Koeberg complies with the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) requirements for life extension.
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Op-ed: Nuclear power must challenge public perception

Nuclear power, challenged by negative public perception, is by far the best way to tackle our energy crisis and is our most affordable option for new electricity.
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NERSA takes action on new nuclear power procurement

NERSA consultation paper states that the DMRE will be responsible for procuring South Africa's new nuclear build. Have your say before 5 February 2021.
A lump of uranium (nuclear) can provide a lifetime energy supply

A lump of uranium can provide a lifetime supply of nuclear...

"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”.

Webinar recording: Global nuclear energy market review series

From South Africa's "no regret" nuclear decision to job creation, join NIASA in this five-part series on the nuclear energy market position.
South African economy recovery plans prioritise energy security

Ed’s note: An energy technology alliance needed to spur economic recovery

Energy technology can aid responses to the dual challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and global economic recession but only where they are able to co-exist.
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Nuclear physicist and former Necsa exec to lead Wits University

The appointment of Prof. Vilakazi, a nuclear physicist, comes after the DMRE released the Request for Information for 2,500MW new nuclear power on 14 June 2020.

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