Nuclear industry players tout small modular reactors as an "inherently safe," cost-effective source of electricity. The reality may be less attractive.
Eskom's stand threatens the viability of the entire renewable energy sector in South Africa, something which plays into the hands of those pro coal and nuclear.
The South African government is not giving up on its push for a controversial nuclear power plan. But it's chances of succeeding have been greatly reduced.
South Africa's Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, downplayed the topic of energy in his budget speech. There is good that can be taken from this.
South Africa has a new energy plan. Renewable energy in the form of wind, gas and solar feature high on its agenda.
Vietnam recently cancelled it's plans for the procurement of nuclear energy. There are lessons South Africa can take from this.
There are fears that that the nuclear build in South Africa is being driven for the benefit of the politically connected rather than the national good.
South Africa's Parliamentary Budget Office had 10 months to prepare its findings about the cost of a nuclear programme. Its final report was little more than a summary of other institutions' work.
South Australia's Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has recommended a nuclear waste site for the state.
The meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 exposed 572 million people to radiation. No other nuclear accident holds a candle to that level of public health impact.
Engineers have devised an innovative way to dismantle Chernobyl's reactor while preventing further radiation escaping.
Small nuclear reactors are one step closer to powering the UK's future energy requirements.
The process of decarbonisation is a complex one for South Africa, as most its power supply comes from coal.
Offering permanent storage for the world's nuclear waste could open up a huge economic opportunity for Australia.
Australia has been trying to construct a new nuclear storage site for the past thirty-five years without success.
South Africa has plans to build new power stations despite many calling for no nuclear energy in the country.
The UK government looks set to allow EDF to build a new kind of nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point. But are there better nuclear technologies we could use?
The nuclear deal South Africa signed with Russia is set to be massively expensive and comes with a fair amount of risks.
The restart of Japan's nuclear reactors is good news for climate change. But there are still large psychological barriers to overcome.
A scholars' panel looks at the diplomacy, the science and the pragmatism behind the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed between Iran and six world powers.