Protesters loot and burn Randfontein train station

SOUTH AFRICA RANDFONTEIN – The Randfontein train station, west of Johannesburg, has been indefinitely closed. According to Metrorail spokesman Lillian Mofokeng said protesters from a nearby community on Monday set fire to two vehicles, looted…



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Nuclear Power Stations

Nuclear Power in South Africa (Updated June 2015) South Africa has two nuclear reactors generating 5% of its electricity. South Africa’s first commercial nuclear power reactor began operating in 1984. Government commitment to the future…


Nuclear energy: Guptas’ power play

BY ROB ROSE, 03 SEPTEMBER 2015, 06:48 While government remains coy about how much the Gupta family earned for flying deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa to Japan last week, the family’s 64%-owned Oakbay Resources is hoping…


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Russia, South Africa sign $10 bn nuclear power deal

Russia’s state-owned nuclear company Rosatom has signed a historic partnership agreement with South Africa to build a large-scale nuclear power plant in the African state and develop collaboration in other areas of nuclear industry. The…




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DA lambasts Eskom for top executives’ R50m salaries

The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday lambasted Eskom for spending R50 million on executive salaries in 2014/15. Eskom’s 2015 integrated report on its financial performance for the 2014/15 financial year showed clearly that the parastatal…


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Eskom: now for the really bad news

Businessman Christo van der Rheede says anyone claiming the Eskom situation is not critical is either stupid, or doesn’t care a damn Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut’s CEO says politics is steering SA to disaster Business ‘must stand…


Illegal Connections

Picture: Burnt while attempting to steal cables On Wednesday, August 26 residents in Tasbet Park, Duvha Park, Extension 16 and surrounding areas were left without electricity as the power tripped at the substation. The suspect…