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2008
2008

Late 2008

Eskom announced that it would not proceed with either of the bids from Areva and Westinghouse, due to the lack of finance.

2010
2010

2010

Despite the cancelation of the Nuclear-1 bidding process, the EIA process continued and a draft environmental impact report (EIR) was published in March 2010, recommending the Thyspunt site in the Eastern Cape province near Oyster Bay, Jeffrey’s Bay and Cape St Francis.  

2010

2010

In October of that year, the Department of Energy released its draft Integrated Electricity Resource Plan (IRP) for 2010-2030, outlining the country’s electricity demand; how this demand might be supplied; and what it is likely to cost. Its balanced scenario represents the best trade-off between least-investment cost, climate change mitigation,..Read More

2014
2014

2014

Russia signs nuclear procurement agreement with South Africa

2014

22 Sept 2014

Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation says it will provide up to eight nuclear reactors to South Africa by 2023

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