Tuesday, 23 September 2014

 

Is Russia the Answer to SA’s Pursuit of Expanded Nuclear Capability? PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 13:28 Experts Policy Center

Is Russia the Answer to SA’s Pursuit of Expanded Nuclear Capability?

By Siphamandla Zondi, Institute for Global Dialogue

SOUTH AFRICA, Sept 23, 2014 (SARDF) -- Presidents Jacob Zuma (South Africa) and Vladmir Putin (Russia) met twice in 2013 over energy cooperation in the context of South Africa’s huge anxiety about the security of its energy supplies. For once, there was a very specific developmental question over which there was supreme convergence of interest between the two countries.


 

SA, Russia Sign Strategic Nuclear Energy Pact PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 13:14 News

SA, Russia Sign Strategic Nuclear Energy Pact

VIENNA, Austria, Sept 23, 2014 (SA News) -- South Africa has signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on Strategic Partnership and Cooperation in Nuclear Energy and Industry with Russia.

The agreement lays the foundation for the large-scale nuclear power plants (NPP) procurement and development programme of South Africa. This will be based on the construction of new nuclear power plants in SA with Russian VVER reactors, with total installed capacity of up to 9.6 GW (up to 8 NPP units).


 

 

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