Mahlobo, Eskom agree to public consultation on nuclear programme

File: The Energy Minister David Mahlobo and Eskom have agreed in court to follow public participation process before the nuclear programme continues. Photo: eNCA

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.

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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.











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