Energy Minister notes nuclear ruling

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pretoria - The Minister of Energy, Mmamoloko Kubayi, on Wednesday said she has noted the judgement by the Western Cape High Court in the Earthlife and South African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) case against the Minister of Energy and other respondents.

“The Minister has now directed the Department to study the judgment, and will pronounce on the matter in due course. The Minister will also engage all other relevant parties on the outcome of the matter,” the Department of Energy said in a statement.

The department reiterated that the South African government has not entered into any deal or signed any contract for the procurement of nuclear power. 

“However, there are Inter-governmental Agreements (IGAs) signed between South Africa and the following countries: United States of America, South Korea, China, Russia, and France,” the department said. 

The Minister will engage Parliament on the matter. –


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