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Ghosts of Pelindaba nuclear site break-in return to haunt South Africa

A news report this week says that China was behind the break-in at Pelindaba in 2007 which was an effort to steal pebble bed nuclear reactor technology. The story is full of holes. Here’s why. In 2007 an effort to … Continue reading

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South African nuclear deal faces critics

President Jacob Zuma appears to have some explaining to do as his critics get over their surprise The monster $50 billion, 9.6 Gwe nuclear reactor deal announced last week between South Africa and Russia’s Rosatom, and which took the global … Continue reading

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South Africa inks 9.6 Gwe $50B reactor deal with Russia

It mirrors the tender the country released in 2007 and then cancelled, but this time Eskom, the state-owned electric utility, isn’t in the picture. In a move that caught many in the global nuclear industry by surprise, South Africa signed … Continue reading

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