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Nuclear build plan at ‘advanced stage’ – Zuma

Power cuts ‘biggest challenge’ facing SA’s economy.

South Africa’s nuclear power plant planning process is at an “advanced stage” and the multi-billion dollar procurement process should be completed by the end of this financial year, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

The government of Africa’s most advanced economy said in May it will start the process to procure a nuclear fleet to generate 9 600 megawatts of power this year, as it battles an energy crunch. 

Power cuts ‘biggest challenge’

South Africa’s chronic electricity shortages are the “biggest challenge” facing Africa’s most developed economy, cutting 1 percentage point off growth, he said.

Zumaa told reporters in Pretoria he had also “noted with concern” the complaints about new visa regulations implemented this year and has set-up a committee to address any “unintended consequences” from the new rules.

New rules requiring parents to carry unabridged birth certificates for their children when travelling to South Africahave frustrated the country’s key tourism sector.

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If Zuma has implemented a committee to look into the visa debacle all it points to is that his lackey in Home Affairs failed to do his job diligently enough when implement the new regulations and Zuma is more fool for signing it into existence

Yes. One would hope that ministers would have the grace to admit to the mistakes they make and the “unintended consequences” of their decisions. I won’t say they would be admired but they would gain some respect.

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