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.
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.
We are pleased 2 witness South Africa’s continued growth in its commerce & manufacturing & expect that this will increase demand on key energy assets #BudgetVote2018 @Energy_ZA @ParliamentofRSA @SAgovnews @GCISMedia #energy pic.twitter.com/wHgI5bYYfp— Minister of Energy (@radebe_jeff) May 16, 2018
From 2014 to 2016, through the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), South Africa was able to secure investment of $10.8Billion into the renewables sector @ParliamentofRSA @Energy_ZA #energy @SAgovnews pic.twitter.com/2RboXJtpBF— Minister of Energy (@radebe_jeff) May 16, 2018
Globally, gas is the fastest growing fossil fuel and it is expected to catch up with coal over the next 20 years #energy #BudgetVote2018 @ParliamentofRSA @Energy_ZA @SAgovnews pic.twitter.com/q6oBTWjrBL— Minister of Energy (@radebe_jeff) May 16, 2018
The Gas to Power Programme was started 2 years ago & a substantial work has been done in relation to the required studies at the different ports, most important in Richards Bay and Coega #BudgetVote2018 #energy @Energy_ZA @ParliamentofRSA pic.twitter.com/31b2y13lss— Minister of Energy (@radebe_jeff) May 16, 2018