Renewables, gas and coal can’t match nuclear powered electricity generation

  The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) has welcomed the recent statements made by Eskom and the minister of Public Enterprises that nuclear energy is South Africa’s most viable option for safe, reliable, green and affordable base load power. Investments in nuclear power plants will just be the beginning. Supply chains, jobs, skills […]

Why is the public so concerned about new nuclear power stations in SA?

  Speaking at Eskom’s integrated results presentation to the media recently, Brian Molefe, the power utility’s chief executive officer, said that he was surprised and somewhat disappointed that while countries such as the UK, France and the US all have large amounts of electricity from nuclear power stations, Africa has only two relatively small nuclear […]

Can we expect loadshedding this winter?

  I am frequently asked whether we can expect any loadshedding this winter. That is a difficult question to answer because interruptions in the electricity supply are not always caused by loadshedding. Although Brian Molefe, Eskom’s CEO, and Lynne Brown, the minister of public enterprises, have repeatedly stated that loadshedding is unlikely this winter, interruptions […]