Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi replaces Tina Joemat-Pettersson.
JOHANNESBURG - Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi will not appeal the Western Cape High Court judgment declaring the nuclear programme unlawful
Kubayi said in a statement the government would not continue with the planned deal.
Last month, two NGOs -- Earthlife Africa and the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute -- successfully challenged plans to acquire nuclear power, arguing that the government could not afford the R1-trillion price tag.
Kubayi says government remains committed to the current energy policy, and will soon be signing new agreements with five countries.
She’s vowed to ensure her department follows correct procedures.