President Jacob Zuma has appointed David Mahlobo, a close ally as energy minister.
Even if the nuclear plan can be massaged in South African President Jacob Zuma’s interests, it won't be enough to ensure the deal goes through.
There is a lack of public support for nuclear in South Africa.
South African President Jacob Zuma's efforts to promote his unpopular nuclear project are weakening him politically but he still seems keen to pursue it.
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown citing cost as a reason to stop the last phase of renewables.
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.
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Nkhensani Kubayi ® being sworn in.
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.
Malusi Gigaba has been appointed as South Africa’s finance minister.
South Africa's energy sector is perhaps at its most fluid and unpredictable stage it has ever been in.
President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan is standing firm against any political pressure.
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’s new energy plan shows a greater reliance on gas, solar and especially wind power.
South Africa has a new energy plan. Renewable energy in the form of wind, gas and solar feature high on its agenda.
A miner takes a break from sorting through coal at a mine in Vietnam. The country relies heavily on coal imports.
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Vietnam recently cancelled it's plans for the procurement of nuclear energy. There are lessons South Africa can take from this.
Koeberg is South Africa’s only nuclear power station but that may change in the future.
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 African President Jacob Zuma is under siege. But he’s expected to fight to the very end.
A gripping soap opera is unfolding in South Africa. The two protagonists are Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the President Jacob Zuma. The jury's out on when the curtain will fall.
South Africa has made promises to decarbonise but is hugely reliable on coal - so this is difficult.
The process of decarbonisation is a complex one for South Africa, as most its power supply comes from coal.
A carbon tax could help South Africa increase research and development in more renewable projects.
Research and development is critical if South Africa wants to effectively increase its renewable energy output.
South Africa is considering new nuclear power stations to supplement the Koeberg plant near Cape Town.
South Africa has plans to build new power stations despite many calling for no nuclear energy in the country.