Still no hard-and-fast answers on nuclear deal


Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Jeff Radebe during a press conference on May 19, 2013 in Pretoria.

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&39;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&39;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.