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    Construction to start at Thyspunt in 2017 says Government

    South Africa will construct at least six nuclear power stations with the first one being built at Thyspunt, near Jeffreys Bay. This is according to deputy director general of the Department of Energy, Zizamele Mbambo, who said that construction of the first new nuclear plant will commence during 2017, at Thyspunt. It is scheduled to […]

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    Ancient burial site discovered in Cape St Francis

    The building of a new swimming pool in Cape St Francis revealed an ancient Khoisan burial site, estimated at being between 500 and 5 000 years old. The skeleton that was discovered was that of a juvenile Khoisan and was found buried in the traditional flexed position. The Gamtkwa Khoisan Council gave their consent for […]

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    Thyspunt has the potential to harm Kouga

    The announcement that South Africa has signed a nuclear deal with Russia to facilitate the building of reactors to generate 9 600 MW of energy has caused great unease amongst South Africans. Despite the fact that the Impact Studies for Thyspunt – the preferred site to build the first reactor – are still incomplete, it […]

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    South Africa signs nuclear deal with Russia

    With no tender process at all, South Africa has entered into an agreement with Russia to supply 9.6 GW of nuclear power based on Russian technology by 2030. “Rosatom is ready to assist South Africa in creating a world class industrial cluster from the initial stage of the nuclear fuel cycle to engineering and production […]

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    Nuclear power will be a catastrophe for South Africa

    Nuclear energy is back in the spotlight following President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address. Zuma said South Africa’s energy sector needed a radical transformation. He added that work needed to be done on all forms of energy especially nuclear energy and shale gas with regards to funding, safety, exploitation and the local manufacture […]

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