The request for proposals by Minister of Energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, for the nuclear build programme will not proceed before further consultation with Cabinet.
In an interview 702's John Robbie, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said that the role of Eskom and NECSA (Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA) would be matters for consideration.
Those consultations are ongoing within the circles of government. The matter is going to come back to Cabinet first before a request for proposal is issued.— Jeff Radebe, Minister in The Presidency
Radebe said that South Africa had only signed nuclear co-operative agreements with France, Russia, South Korea and China.
Listen to the interview below:
The request of proposals is going to be issued in order to understand whether we can afford it as a country in terms of testing the market.— Jeff Radebe, Minister in The Presidency