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How South Africa Built Nuclear Weapons (And Then Gave Them Up)

Apartheid-era South Africa had all the qualities necessary for a secret nuclear weapons program: an authoritarian government, a hostile international climate, a large and inventive arms industry and abundant deposits of uranium ore. Like other nuclear states. South Africa early on acquired necessary technology and materials through international cooperation, but …

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South Africa tells Putin it can’t afford nuclear plants now

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s leader has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country cannot afford to buy nuclear power plants from Moscow, a change from his scandal-ridden predecessor. President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke to reporters as the BRICS summit of emerging economies ended Friday. Member nations China, Russia, India, …

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South Africa tells Putin it can’t afford nuclear plants now

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s leader has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country cannot afford to buy nuclear power plants from Moscow, a change from his scandal-ridden predecessor. President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke to reporters as the BRICS summit of emerging economies ended Friday. Member nations China, Russia, India, …

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South Africa tells Putin it can’t afford nuclear plants now

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a media conference at the end of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, July 27, 2018. (Themba Hadebe, Pool/Associated Press) by Associated Press July 27 at 2:12 PM JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s leader has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country …

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No more nuclear for South Africa, says ANC treasurer-general

canva.com Paul Mashatile, the African National Congress (ANC) treasurer-general, has revealed that South Africa’s nuclear power expansion program has been halted due to its unaffordability. Mashatile’s comments on nuclear power come at an interesting time; South Africa’s proposed power partner, Russia, is currently in town for the 10th annual BRICS …

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