Thumbs up for Eskom's new nuclear power station

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Another Eskom executive Dan Marokane received a golden handshake on Monday 01 June 2015, Marokane with former CEO Tshediso Matona, finance director Tsholofelo Molefe, and technology and commercial executive Matshela Koko were suspended in March.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has been given the green light to build and operate a new nuclear power station.

The Environmental Affairs Department says the power utility has permission to proceed with the nuclear installation at Duynefontein in the Western Cape.

The site is next to the existing Koeberg power station.

READ: Eskom: South Africa well-equipped for nuclear energy

Eskom is now preparing for government to give it the go-ahead for nuclear development.

Environmental group, Greenpeace says a 4000 megawatt power station at Duynefontein is unaffordable for South Africans.

It says the decision flies in the face of rational decision-making.