Russia is a big player in the global nuclear power construction business. Why this era could soon be over.
Are there cheaper alternatives to nuclear power to alleviate energy shortages in Africa?
Kenya’s government, while promising cheaper power to consumers may actually be undercutting this promise in its pursuit of nuclear power plants and other costly projects.
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.
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.
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.
The Cape High Court ruling which declared South Africa’s nuclear energy plan as illegal may have put paid President Jacob Zuma’s ambitions of clinching the deal while he is still in office.
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 nuclear plans have been put on hold. In light of recent events in the country, pressure is being put on the government to halt the process.