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Eskom verkies Duinefontein bo Thyspunt

Nuclear Power Plant at Sunset

 

KOUGA BESIGHEID FORUM is baie teleur gestel in die aankondiging van ROD ten gunste van
Duinefontein (Koeberg) vir die ontwikkeling van Kernkrag Stasie . Hierdie is inderdaad ‘n gevoelige
slag vir ekonomiese ontwikkeling in Kouga. Deel van KBF se betoog was as voorwaarde van ROD, dat
R4 biljoen rand van die nuwe ontwikkeling moes spandeer word op infrastruktuur in Kouga soos
paaie, skoole en klinieke, asook die verouderde rioolstelsel.
Kouga se basiese infrastruktuur het in die afgelope 20 jaar min tot geen aandag gekry nie, en die sou
ideale geleendheid wees om ons gebied se veroudere en dikwels nie werkende infrastruktuur weer
op datum te kry met eksterne fondse. Plaaslike munisipaliteit het so ver agter geraak, dat die
kapitaal benodig, eenvoudig nie met belastings bekostig kan word nie.
Ook maak die ou instrastruktuur dit baie moeilik vir ontwikkelaars om te ontwikkel, want massa
dienste soos skoon water, elektrisiteit en riolerings kapasiteit is nie voldoende. Hierdie het ‘n
negatiewe kringloop wat weer lei tot werkloosheid en armoede, en meer mense wat afhanglik raak
vir staatshulp in die vorm van toelae, om te oorleef.
Kouga Besigheids Forum (KBF) gaan appel aanteken teen die besluit op grond van die sosiale
ekonomiese impak wat die besluit op Kouga het, en sal die publiek op hoogte hou.
KBF fokus ook om in die kort en medium termyn , ekonomiese groei te bewerkstellig en gaan baie
fokus om Toerisme na ons gebied te bevorder, asook om Munisipaliteit by te staan om Aansporings
Voordele Beleid daar te stel vir ontwikkelaars en nywerhede om in ons gebied te vestig. Ook stel KBF
hulle ekspert panel van kundiges gratis aan munisipaliteit beskikbaar om te help met infrastruktuur
ontwikkeling en ander sake wat ontwikkeling en ekonomiese groei in Kouga strem.

South Africa grants environmental permit for new 4,000 MW nuclear plant-letter

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s department of environmental affairs has granted authorisation to state-owned power utility Eskom to build a new 4,000 megawatt nuclear power plant in the Western Cape, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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Pylons carry power from South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear power plant near Cape Town August 13, 2015.

Construction at Duynefontein, close to South Africa’s only existing nuclear site Koeberg, will only go ahead once the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has granted an installation site license, the letter from the government to Eskom said.

“The project comprises the construction and operation of a Generation III pressurised water reactor type nuclear power station of up to 4,000 MWe, comprising two or three nuclear reactor units and associated infrastructure,” the letter from Sabelo Malaza, a chief director in the department, said.

A department spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The new plant is located north of Koeberg, Africa’s only commercial nuclear power station, and will be almost double its 1,800 MW capacity.

Eskom wants to add 9,600 megawatts (MW) of nuclear capacity – equivalent to up to 10 nuclear reactors – to help wean the economy off polluting coal in what could one of the world’s biggest nuclear contracts in decades.

In April, a South African pact with Russia’s Rosatom to build nuclear reactors was deemed unlawful by a court and there are also concerns over the cost of the plans and their transparency.

Nuclear reactor makers including Rosatom, South Korea’s Kepco, France’s EDF and Areva, Toshiba-owned Westinghouse and China’s CGN are eyeing the South African project, which could be worth tens of billions of dollars.

Eskom welcomed the authorisation on Friday, saying that at the beginning of the project, five sites were considered. Eskom’s preferred choice for the site was Thyspunt along the east coast.

However, environmental activists who successfully challenged the government’s nuclear programme in court said they were studying the environmental permit and would probably appeal.

“This is creating regulatory confusion and chaos because you might end up with one authority who has authorised and the other one, the NNR, may potentially come to a different decision and say it is too risky and shouldn’t go ahead,” said Liz McDaid, of the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute.

Thyspunt is situated within the Kouga region in the Eastern Cape. The Kouga Municipality’s leadership will be meeting with Eskom on Monday to discuss the way forward. The Local Kouga Business Forum is completely surprised by this decision, stating that a wide reaction is expected from businesses in the region.

 

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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