The Western Cape High Court has declared government’s nuclear procurement processes to date as unlawful

“The Western Cape High Court has declared government’s nuclear procurement processes to date as unlawful.

 

Judge Lee Bozalek on Wednesday ruled in favour of the case brought by Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (Safcei) against government.

 

In his ruling, he declared government’s attempts to secure 9.6 GW of nuclear energy were unlawful, including the initial determination to procure nuclear energy in 2013, the cooperation agreements signed with Russia, the US and South Korea, as well as former energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s decision to hand over the procurement of nuclear energy to Eskom late last year.

 

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe told Fin24 that the power utility’s legal team will be studying the judgment before releasing a comment.

 

The DoE’s spokesperson Thandiwe Maimane relayed the same message”

 

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