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Nuclear is not the enemy

While SA's potential nuclear deal with Russia involves certain dangers, they have little to do with nuclear energy.

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Constitution demands that Russian deal be made public

IT WOULD appear that SA will be expanding its nuclear power generating capacity, based on reports that an intergovernmental agreement on a strategic partnership and co-operation in nuclear energy has been concluded with the Russian Federation.

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Religious environmental body demands nuke deal details

Faith communities are planning to force the government to reveal details of the controversial nuclear agreements that SA has entered into with Russia and France.

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Nuclear deal was ‘lost in translation’

ROSATOM, the state-owned Russian nuclear company, spent on Thursday afternoon trying to disown its earlier claim of having been awarded a contract to build SA’s proposed fleet of power stations.

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Joemat-Pettersson must explain Russia deal: DA

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must give details on what authority was acquired in concluding a nuclear agreement with Russia, the DA said on Thursday.

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SA denies corruption in Russia nuclear deal

South Africa denied on Wednesday any corruption was involved in a multi-billion dollar nuclear energy deal after controversy erupted over whether Russia had won the contract.

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South Africa to Sign More Pacts Before Nuclear Partner Bids

South Africa said it plans to sign framework agreements with more countries before it decides on how to procure as many as 9,600 megawatts of nuclear energy.

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Nuke deal 'not in bag'

The government has made a U-turn on the nuclear deal with Russia, saying the nature of the agreement was not communicated properly.

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SA-Russia nuclear deal ‘only a framework agreement’, says department

THE government has not signed a nuclear deal with any country and is still determining the procurement process, Department of Energy officials say.

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SA signs far-reaching nuclear deal with Russia

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has signed a deal for the construction of nuclear power plants with the Russian government’s atomic energy corporation.

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Russian nuclear deal has potential for corruption on a grand scale, Zille warns

LEADER of the Democratic Alliance (DA) Helen Zille says that SA’s proposed nuclear procurement provides the potential for "corruption on a grand scale" at a price ten times more than the arms deal in 1999.

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THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Russian nuclear is not as scary as Jacob Zuma is

IT IS hard to know what to make of the big Russian nuclear deal announcement. It could merely be a diplomatic agreement, to be repeated with other suppliers and sparking debate for many years into the future about how the country will (now or in the future) pay for eight new reactors.

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Nuclear deal could return to haunt Zuma, ANC

THE content of the nuclear power cooperation framework agreement between SA and the Russian Federation remains unknown. The document could nevertheless come back to haunt African National Congress (ANC) leader Jacob Zuma.

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Cost the great unknown in SA’s nuclear drive

THE announcement this week that SA has signed yet another nuclear co-operation agreement with Russia’s state-owned nuclear firm Rosatom has highlighted the government’s determination to forge ahead with the costly infrastructure investment plan, in spite of slowing economic growth.

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S&P watches nuclear deal

The ratings impact of the nuclear energy development programme with Russia, which South Africa committed to this week, will be felt after about five years, according to agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P).

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Russia and South Africa sign nuclear energy deal

Russia's atomic energy agency said Monday it will provide up to eight nuclear reactors to South Africa by 2023 in a $50m strategic partnership between the two countries.

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