19 June 2014
The Cape Chamber of
Commerce and Industry said it would be a mistake to
look to nuclear power as the answer to South Africa’s energy problems.
This comes after President
Jacob Zuma alluded to the potential benefits of nuclear power during his State
of the Nation Address on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma said nuclear energy has
the possibility of generating well over 9000 megawatts, while shale gas is
recognised as a game changer for our economy.
Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Janine
Myburgh, however, says with Eskom already rationing electricity supplies to
mines and big industrial users, it would be a mistake to look to nuclear power
as the answer to the country’s energy woes.
urgent relief needed for South Africa’s power system, will
be held back if a power station still needs to be built.
concedes opportunities to co-operate with the energy sector are necessary,
citing this is essential to achieve the economic growth our country needs.
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