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Necsa has suspended radioisotope production because of a non-risk technical problem 

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th June 2018 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) announced on Tuesday that there had been a “non-risk” incident at its NTP Radioisotopes subsidiary. This incident resulted in the activation of safety protocols, which temporarily halted the production of medical radioisotopes. At no time was... 

Nuclear, renewables must complement each other in South Africa – Cilliers

By: Anine Kilian     17th May 2018 Nuclear and renewables are being pitted against each other in South Africa, which is not helpful in the energy solution space, says professional engineer Dr Anthonie Cilliers, arguing that the technologies should complement one another as part of the broader energy mix. Speaking to Engineering... 

Rosatom, Zambia to build nuclear science centre

By: Anine Kilian     16th May 2018 Russia’s Rosatom and Zambia have signed an agreement for the construction of the Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST) in the Southern African country. Construction of the centre will be the first joint project between Russia and Zambia in the field of nuclear technologies.  

1 000 new nuclear reactors needed to meet global energy demand by 2050 – WNA

By: Anine Kilian     15th May 2018 The world will need to build 1 000 new nuclear reactors to meet global energy demand by 2050, World Nuclear Association (WNA) Harmony Programme adviser Jeremy Gordon said at AtomExpo, in Sochi, Russia, on Monday. He added that nuclear power was in the past 25 years growing at the fastest rate... 

Necsa’s NTP back at full production, wins AtomExpo award  

By: Anine Kilian     15th May 2018 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (Necsa’s) NTP Radioisotopes arm, which won the AtomExpo Award for the best project in the nonenergy-related use of nuclear energy, on Monday, is back at full production, with both hot cells at its Pelindaba facility in full operation. The facility... 

Avoiding network strain during sports season

12th October 2016 After 17 days of intense competition, the Rio Olympics came to a close leaving behind some staggering figures. 11,303 athletes took part in the games, 78 countries won medals, and 19 world records were broken. Additionally, despite TV viewership for the games coming in at record lows, online... 

Olympics a joy to watch, thanks to super close-ups, replays of the drama

By: Kelvin Kemm     7th March 2014 It was interesting watching some of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. I watching on TV and so had the benefit of the super close-ups and the replays of the drama. 

A customs duty Act pattern?

By: Callie Lombard     13th December 2013 If I mentioned the numbers 1914, 1964 and 2014, would you spot anything and would you know why I would have chosen these particular numbers? The first question the easier one – there is an arithmetic sequence. This means that the same value is added each time, namely 50. The second question is a... 

Russia, South Africa set to further strengthen nuclear links 

By: Keith Campbell     21st June 2013 Russia is hopeful about its chances of supplying South Africa with new nuclear power plants (NPPs) to help meet the country’s future energy needs. During last month’s visit to Russia by President Jacob Zuma, South African Energy Minister Dipuo Peters held talks with Rosatom Director General... 

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