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AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa’s nuclear plan is gaining ground. The nuclear new build programme will be spearheaded by a joint procurement team consisting of Eskom and South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa). Eskom will be the owner operator and procurer for nuclear power plants, while Necsa will be owner operator and procurer for nuclear fuel cycle and multi-purpose reactors. This decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting held last week, ending weeks of speculation on the matter.
Ghana is exploring a nuclear energy programme in its power mix strategy, as it strives to become a major net exporter of energy in...
The US and South Africa have been working constructively for a number of years on various peaceful use applications of nuclear material and in particular on the need to minimise the use of HEU.
Africa may have its second nuclear power station within years. The first one was built in the Republic of South African in 1984, while the second station in planned in Nigeria. Russia is likely to run the project. The sides have already signed a draft agreement on the proposed nuclear power plant, Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, says.