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South Africa and the future of World Energy Resources

The article is based on papers presented at the Cape Town Symposium on energy. ‘Energy in Relation to Growth’ talks about the interrelationships between economic growth, energy requirements, raw material resources and depletion, food supplies, pol...

Uranium Mining in Africa: A Continent at the Centre of a Global Nuclear Renaissance

"Africa holds 18% of the world’s uranium resources. Interest in African uranium initially stemmed from the US’s military nuclear ambitions. Exploration and mining began in the DRC. However, expanding demand for energy, rising global oil prices and...

Clean Energy and Development for South Africa : Results

"The objective of this document is to report on the scenarios considered and compare the costs and social impacts using the sustainability indicators. The scenarios reported on are the energy efficiency improvements in the commercial, industrial,...

Towards a New Power Plan

"The New Power Plan presented in this report is work in progress. It is not a definitive alternative to the IRP 2010. The preferred power generation options shown are outputs of the TIMES model and are obviously highly dependent on input para...

Nuclear energy rethink? The rise and demise of South Africa’s Pebble Bed Modular Reactor

"Given the central importance of energy policy in South Africa, it is more important than ever that projects like the PBMR are evaluated for their necessity, viability, affordability, sustainability, and contribution to the country’s development ...

Nigeria and Nuclear Energy: Plans and Prospects

"Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa and a major oil exporter, suffers from chronic energy shortages. Years of under-investment, lack of maintenance and perpetual resource supply problems have elevated the situation to crisis levels. Nati...

Sustainable Energy Solutions for South Africa Ensuring Public Participation and Improved Accountability in Policy Processes

"The objectives of the meeting are embedded in a political economy approach which deals with dominant development ideas, institutions, incentives and interest groups that draft, shape and drive policy processes. Participants of the Energy Caucus b...

The Social Shaping of Nuclear Energy Technology in South Africa

The main controversies and coalitions in favour of and in opposition to the South African nuclear build programme was analyzed in this document. The coalition’s structure and the main arguments in the debate can explain why the South African gover...

The African Technopolitan Vol 3 July 2015

This issue of the African Technopolitan addresses issues on economic and sustainable development in "Africa's last best chance for development"; "Getting Africa ready for the 'digital' SDGs";and "'Smart city' approaches to sustainable development"...

South Africa's Nuclear Future

"The South African government has embarked on a programme to develop the country’s nuclear energy capability in order to meet increasing national energy demand. In order to achieve its nuclear ambitions, government has appointed a cabinet-level ...

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