South Africa to Scale Down Nuclear Expansion Plan

South Africa plans to push ahead with its nuclear expansion plan but will do so at a slower pace because there has been a fall in demand for electricity owing to a struggling economy, energy minister David Mahlobo said Thursday. South Africa has the continent's only nuclear power station and is seeking to expand its nuclear, wind, solar and coal power capacity in the coming decades. Energy analysts have said the 9,600 MW plan was ambitious on timescale and unnecessary, while opponents of President Jacob Zuma raised concerns about a...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Thursday, 7 December

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