SA expanding nuclear

The department of energy will be devoting almost R1-billion to cementing South Africa’s nuclear energy expansion ambitions.

In her budget vote speech on Monday, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said that R850-million had been allocated to the department and its relevant … Read the rest

Government to take half of fracking projects

The government will take a 20% “free carry” in all new oil and gas projects, and reserve the right to buy another 30% at market-related rates, which will allow it to take its interest in projects to an effective 50%, … Read the rest

Pandor disappointed at delay over telescope

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor is disappointed at the delay of the announcement of whether South Africa would host the world’s largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), she said on Wednesday.

“I am disappointed at the delay. … Read the rest