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South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa halts nuclear power plans – a welcome change for this nation

Civil group Earthlife Africa hails Ramaphosa’s nuclear pause, Fin 24, Jul 27 2018  Sibongile Khumalo  

One of the civil groups that lobbied against the country’s nuclear build programme has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision not to pursue the project under the current economic climate.

Earthlife Africa Director, Makoma Lekalakala, said the organisation was pleased with Ramaphosa’s position, as it showed that he had noted the last year’s court ruling against the construction of new nuclear reactors as part the country’s energy mix.

“We are pleased with Ramaphosa’s decision to do what is best for the country,” said Lekalakala.

The proposed construction of nuclear reactors is estimated to cost the economy over R600bn, although some experts suggest that the price tag could escalate to up to R1trn. …….



July 28, 2018 - Posted by | general

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