Department of Energy (South Africa) News

Vladimir Putin (Left) and Jacob Zuma, presidents of Russia and South Africa, respectively

Geopolitics Key to South Africa's $100 Billion Nuclear Plan

Politics may tip the balance as Russia’s Rosatom Corp. and France’s Areva SA (AREVA) prepare to battle it out for South Africa’s planned nuclear-energy project that could cost $100 billion.

Koeberg nuclear power station, about 30 km outside Cape Town, on January 18, 2007

South Africa signs nuclear power agreement with China, following recent agreements with Russia and France

South Africa has signed a nuclear energy cooperation agreement with China as the government looks to expand the critical power supply system, officials said Friday.

Nuclear Power Plant

South Africa and France in talks to sign nuclear pact

South Africa, which plans a multi-billion dollar nuclear energy build, will sign a nuclear cooperation agreement with France, the government said Friday.

Tina Joemat-Pettersson, South Africa's Energy Minister

South Africa makes nuclear deal with Russia

South Africa has signed a deal with Russia to get up to eight nuclear reactors built with Russian technology.