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South African nuclear plans power up

The Department of Energy recently hosted a status briefing on South Africa’s nuclear build programme.

The media briefing, held in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal was addressed by senior government officials as well as senior State Owned Entities (SoE) officials involved in the preparations for the nuclear new build programme. The briefing came following the submission of the Inter-Government Framework Agreements on nuclear cooperation to Parliament.

Briefing the Portfolio Committee on Energy at the Old Assembly, in Cape Town, last month, Deputy Director General of Nuclearat the department, Zimamele Mbambo, said the department is ready to start with the process of procuring services to the preferred international vendor for the country’s anticipated Nuclear Build Programme.

Cape business News met up with Rosatom – a Russian state-owned atomic energy corporation to discuss nuclear build in the Western Cape and the opportunities that come with it.

Viktor Polikarpov, regional Vice-President for Sub-Saharian Africa, “Rosatom International Network” shared his insight.

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