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State agency to be formed to monitor radioactive waste


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and EnergyReporting to the national energy regulator in terms of the Nuclear Energy Act is to be a new state body, the National Radioactive Waste Management…

South Africa to acquire more nuclear power stations


CabinetCabinet has approved the nuclear energy policy at its meeting on the 11 June in Cape Town. The policy had previously been published in August 2007 and numerous public submissions…

Radioactive waste contamination claims made during hearings


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and EnergyA group claiming to represent Namaqualand communities from an area near Vaalputs, the Koeberg nuclear radioactive waste facility currently managed by the Nuclear Energy Corporation…

Proposed energy-saving regulations both brief and tough


Department of Minerals and EnergyIn what are described as regulations "for the prohibition of certain practices in the electricity supply and compulsory norms and standards for reticulation services", the department…

Nuclear regulator needs more scientists, Parliament hears


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and EnergyIn a briefing to end the 2007 parliamentary year, Maurice Magugumela, CEO of the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), told the minerals and energy committee that…

New Mineral & Petroleum Bill separates finance powers


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and EnergyMr A Mngomezulu, Deputy Director-General: Mineral Policy and Provision at the Department of Minerals and Energy, has now briefed Parliament on the new Mineral and…

NERSA Calls For Consumer Comment on its 10% Energy Saving Plan


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and EnergyThe National Energy Regulator (NERSA) is proposing the implementation of a 10% electricity saving discipline on all consumers. The proposal is based on surveys on…