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South Africa to start new Nuclear programme

21 May 2015

Reuters has released a report that states South Africa will have 6 new nuclear power plants by 2030, which will cost between R400 billion and R1 trillion to build.

The country’s Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced that South Africa will start the nuclear build programme later in 2015.

In a bid to generate an additional 9,600MW of electricity the country will need to re-establish its nuclear fuel cycle industry.

In preparation for the rollout, the Energy Minister spoke out about the planned nuclear build schedule which includes a nuclear skills development and training programme in which students will attend focused training in various countries with nuclear experience, namely China.