Eskom to head nuclear build programme
Cape Town – Power utility Eskom has been designated as the owner-operator of the country’s nuclear build programme‚ Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane says.
Speaking during Thursday’s post-cabinet media briefing‚ Chabane said government’s highest decision-making body had been briefed about the first meeting of the National Nuclear Executive Coordination Committee this week.
The committee is chaired by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and has the task of overseeing any future nuclear procurement process as well as the build programme.
Chabane said cabinet had also endorsed the proposed phased decision-making approach for the implementation of the nuclear programme.