South Africa starts developing the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) together with international partners.
SA government announced that it was considering building an additional conventional nuclear plant, possibly at Koeberg.
Eskom board approves a plan in early 2007 to double the country’s generation capacity to 80GWe by 2025
In late 2007 to early 2008, Eskom was hit by supply constraints, which resulted in loadshedding and subsequently sparked a nationwide drive to decrease electricity demand.
Procurement process of Nuclear-1, a turn-key project, kicked off and Areva’s EPR and Westinghouse AP1000 were short-listed.