Energy minister calls for nuclear transparency

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says she wants there to be public engagements on matters related to nuclear in the country.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN Reporter, says Kubayi called for transparency and said there was no reason to be secretive about what was happening in the country regarding the nuclear programme.

Dentlinger adds that the minister said she would be meeting with her legal team on Wednesday to discuss the Western Cape High Court ruling to scrap South Africa’s proposed nuclear build programme as well as the ministerial determination on nuclear.

She said that she was very concerned about that determination because it didn't just affect the Nuclear Build Programme but also things such as nuclear medicine.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN Reporter

She also said she was prepared to own up if they hadn't followed process and look to rectify it.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN Reporter

Dentlinger says the minister made it clear that there won't be a decision taken to appeal the courts judgment until she has met with her legal team.

Kubayi expressed her intentions to distance herself from any form of procurement relating to nuclear and that her role is to ensure policy is determined and processes are followed.

She also said she was extremely concerned with PetroSA and in actual fact called it a 'problem child'.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN Reporter

Dentlinger says the minister promised to get to the bottom of the issues plaguing the national oil company, regarding bonuses and failed Ikhwezi Project in Mossel Bay.

Listen to the full report by Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN Reporter in the audio below:


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