Still no hard-and-fast answers on nuclear deal

JOHANNESBURG, 16 May 2018 - The issue of the nuclear deal has not been entirely put to rest. At the beginning of the year, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared that there would be surplus electricity. MPs were hoping for clarity during energy minister Jeff Video: eNCA

PARLIAMENT – It seems the issue of the nuclear deal has not been entirely put to rest, with no hard-and-fast answers.

Members of Parliament hoping for clarity during Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe's budget vote on Wednesday were left disappointed.

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At Davos in January, then-Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said Eskom is producing a surplus of electricity and that the fiscus could not afford nuclear energy at this point. 

An update on the investigation into the sale of South Africa's strategic oil reserves was also missing in the budget vote, with the minister only saying that procuring more fuel stocks is paramount.

Watch the full report on MPs questions to the minister above.



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