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South Africa committed to nuclear power expansion, process to be open: Zuma

PUBLISHED: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:39:42 GMT

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa is committed to an “open, transparent” process to build new nuclear power plants and the government planned to go through with its plans for nuclear expansion, President Jacob Zuma told parliament on Thursday.

South Africa is planning to build 9,600 megawatts (MW) of nuclear capacity, a project that could be one of the world’s biggest nuclear contracts in decades.

But Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said on Wednesday in Moscow that the plans will be reviewed as the country is in a recession.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Writing by Ed Stoddard; Editing by James Macharia)


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