JOHANNESBURG - The Energy Minister David Mahlobo and state-owned power utility Eskom have agreed to public consultation before the controversial nuclear programme continues.
Mahlobo and Eskom were taken to court by anti-nuclear activist groups, EarthLife and Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute on Wednesday.
An earlier court judgment halted the controversial deal as proper processes were not followed.
“Our senior counsel presented to the court the affidavits that went in and spoke to the judge about the response from the minister and Eskom who both undertook to follow due process to get an independent, fully participatory public process and this must be done before the minister proceeds in any way.” said Francesca de Gasparis of SAFCEI.
Eskom and Minister of Energy David Mahlobo have agreed in court to follow due process on Nuclear procurement after Earthlife takes it to court. Section 34 must be followed and use public participation #NUCLEAR— Annika Larsen (@AnnikaLarsen1) November 29, 2017
SAFCEI and Earthlife happy with undertakings by Eskom and Min Mahlobo to follow public participation process before nuclear procurement can take place on affidavit #NUCLEAR— Annika Larsen (@AnnikaLarsen1) November 29, 2017
Mahlobo and Eskom stopped in it’s Nuclear procurement tracks by undertaking in court now to hold public participation process before it starts procurement. #NUCLEAR— Annika Larsen (@AnnikaLarsen1) November 29, 2017