Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe has reportedly confirmed the resignation of remaining members on the Board of South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa).
Energy expert Chris Yelland posted on Twitter on Wednesday that the entire board had submitted their resignations over a "dysfunctional relationship between the Necsa board and minister Mantashe, and his apparent unwillingness to address the deep financial problems facing Necsa".
There were suggestions last year that the board is being destabilised so that Necsa could be privatised, but Yelland says the corporation is a strategic asset and that he doesn't agree with the statement.
It would be very difficult to privatise.— Chris Yelland, Energy expert
This has been a long time coming.— Chris Yelland, Energy expert
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