Nu­clear in news again

Sunday Times - - WEEK IN REVIEW -

South Africa’s much-con­tested nu­clear new build plan moves cen­tre stage again in par­lia­ment on Tues­day when the en­ergy port­fo­lio com­mit­tee meets with the Nu­clear En­ergy Cor­po­ra­tion and its en­ti­ties.

The strong Rus­sian links of newly ap­pointed En­ergy Min­is­ter David Mahlobo, cou­pled with his ex­pe­ri­ence in charge of South Africa’s se­cret ser­vice, have set red lights flash­ing for those wor­ried about in­di­ca­tions of a se­cret Rus­sian nu­clear deal by the Zuma ad­min­is­tra­tion, which ex­perts have said South Africa can­not af­ford.

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