Contents tagged with South Africa

  • Russia to hold joint naval exercises with South Africa and China

    The Russian Navy, together with the South African and Chinese warships, will hold anti-piracy exercises in late November, reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the Russian Northern Fleet.

    The Russian cruiser Marshal Ustinov will also participate in the military drills and has already arrived in Cape Town. The military will work out anti-piracy and anti-terrorist operations at sea, as well as actions to assist victims of a disaster.

    Cruiser Marshal Ustinov was joined …

  • Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers arrive in South Africa

    Two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers arrived at the Waterkloof Air Base in South Africa, reports Interfax news agency, citing Russian Defense Ministry.

    Russian Defense Ministry reports that the aircraft flew over the Caspian and Arabian seas, as well as the Indian ocean. The duration of the flight exceeded 13 hours.

    In the last stages of the route, Russian bombers were accompanied by Saab JAS 39 Gripen fighters of the South African Air Force.

    Russian air group consists of two Tu-160 aircraft …

  • Russia to send group of strategic bombers and military cargo aircraft to South Africa

    A group of strategic bombers and military cargo aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces will go to South Africa in the framework of bilateral cooperation, reports RIA Novosti news agency, citing the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The Ministry informed that the air group will include two Tu-160 strategic bombers and military cargo aircraft Il-62 and An-124 Ruslan. Russian Defense Ministry also reported that the purpose of the visit is the development of military cooperation between the two …

  • Third delivery of coal from South Africa arrives in Ukraine

    On Monday, August 14th, a third coal carrier from South Africa arrived at the port of Yuzhne in Ukraine, as reported by the press service of DTEK Energo, which is purchasing the coal.

    The Bulk carrier, SBI REGGAE, sailing under the flag of Liberia, delivered 75,000 tons of South African anthracite to Ukraine. The ship is currently being unloaded, after which the coal will be sent to warehouses at the Pridneprovska and Kryvyi Rih Thermal Power Plants. These power plants support the stability of …

  • Ukraine receives another shipment of South African coal

    On Sunday, July 23, the bulk carrier Zhao Yaung Feng arrived at the port of Yuzhniy with 75,000 tons of anthracite coal, the second batch ordered by the Donbas Fuel and Energy Company’s (DTEK) holding in South Africa, reported the press service of DTEK Energo.

    The coal is intended for Pridneprovska and Krivyy Rig Thermal Power Plant (TPP), which now operate one unit each. As of July 23, the stations hold anthracite reserves of 110,000 and 90,000 tons respectively.

    "DTEK continues the program …

  • The second delivery of coal for Ukraine is being prepared in South Africa

    In the South African port of Richards Bay, a second delivery of 75,000 tons of anthracite began loading on a cargo vessel. This coal is intended to replenish the warehouses of the thermal power plants of DTEK holding that belongs to businessman Rinat Akhmetov. This was reported by Interfax-Ukraine with reference to General Director of DTEK Energy Dmytro Sakharuk.

    "The loading of the vessel will take a little more than a week and its arrival in Ukraine is expected in mid-July," he said. …

  • The first batch of coal from South Africa arrived in Ukraine

    This year's first batch of anthracite coal arrived in Ukraine, according to a Facebook post written by the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry, Ihor Nasalyk.

    In April, the DTEK company, owned by businessman Rinat Akhmetov, bought 600,000 tons of anthracite in South Africa. It was noted that this is the first time in Ukraine's history that such volumes of anthracite were purchased at distant markets in such a short time.

    "The first PANAMAX [ship] from South Africa arrived in Ukraine with …

  • British media reported on secret nuclear deal between Russia and South Africa

    South African President Jacob Zuma signed a secret nuclear agreement with Russia. As a result of a multi-billion dollar deal, Russians will build eight nuclear power plants in the African country, The Times reported.

    Experts warn the South African authorities that the project, lasting a century, will plunge the country into massive debt and “bring an important ally of the West closer with Moscow.”

    Zuma, who since 2014 has held several meetings with the leader of the Russian Federation, …