President Jacob Zuma’s nuclear ambition is getting more viable and attracting wide support from members of his cabinet. However, the South Africa’s nuclear procurement process will start afresh, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi made the revelation today.
Kubayi reiterated the need for nuclear engagement in the country.
She emphasised that this is needed as part of the energy mix to reduce South Africa’s carbon footprint by 34% by 2020.
Responding to the Western Cape High Court’s judgment on April 26 which set aside the process. She stoutly echoed her resolve to appeal the court’s judgement on the nuclear issue.
In a related development, the department will now start anew determining the funding model and the cost for the project, and negotiations to sign new agreements with the US, China, South Korea, Russia and France will start by June.