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28 March 2017
20 Feb 2017
On Budget Day, the Trillion Rand Nuclear Deal is back in Court
What's On
On Wednesday, 22 February, social justice organisations are taking to the streets and the court to demand an end to the secret processes around South Africa's biggest ever procurement deal: the R1...
11 Jan 2017
Daily Podcast - January 11, 2017
Making headlines: Nersa gets new boss Gambia's top court adjourns Jammeh's poll challenge And, surprise move to make Eskom nuke procurer ‘unlawful
Surprise move to make Eskom nuke procurer ‘unlawful’, court told
The environmentalist groups taking the Department of Energy (DoE) to court over the nuclear procurement programme claim its decision in late 2016 to make Eskom the nuclear energy procurer was...
13 Dec 2016
Eskom insists Koeberg not affected by manufacturing anomalies afflicting French reactors
South African electricity utility Eskom insisted on Tuesday that the Koeberg nuclear power station, located in the Western Cape, is not affected by manufacturing anomalies that have afflicted the...
28 Nov 2016
Stop the secret nuclear deal
What's On
The proposed nuclear deal has been shrouded in secrecy from the very start. Decisions have been made behind closed doors and secret deals have been struck with Russia and others. So the legitimacy...
16 Nov 2016
R2K: We say no secret nuclear deal
The Right2Know Campaign rejects Parliament’s plan to hold its briefing on the nuclear deal behind closed doors. The proposed nuclear deal has been shrouded in secrecy from the very start. Decisions...
30 Sep 2016
Eskom’s role and outstanding generation plan key to nuclear RFP delay
The issue of Eskom’s role in the procurement process for South Africa’s nuclear new build programme is said to lie at the heart of Cabinet’s surprise decision to delay the release of the...
14 Sep 2016
Will nuclear tender ‘lock in’ bid price, energy expert asks
A leading energy academic, who is opposed to the imminent issuance of a nuclear tender in the absence of an updated generation plan, says he will be paying close attention to whether the request...
07 Sep 2016
Ramaphosa to answer questions in NCOP
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will face questions about South Africa’s nuclear deal, the national minimum wage, and the practice of fronting, when he appears in the National Council of Provinces...
26 Aug 2016
Rising vigilance
In all spheres of South African public life, the level of civil-society engagement and vigilance is rising. Increasingly, too, citizens are not merely tackling issues at the level of principle, but...
30 Mar 2016
Environmentalists: South Africa did sign nuclear deal with Russia
Legal documents indicate that South Africa did sign a nuclear deal with Russia, environmentalists who have taken the government to court, alleged on Wednesday. In its legal proceedings against the...
DA: Gordon Mackay says Joemat-Pettersson ignored state legal advisor to push through nuke deal
The revelations contained in a supplementary founding affidavit filed today by Earthlife Africa (ELA) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI), in their court...
01 Dec 2015
Nuclear body anxiously preparing for SA move
The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) is not sitting by idly while National Treasury and the Department of Energy mull over the various options for the country’s controversial 9...

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