Tina Joemat-Pettersson must tell Parliament about nuclear deal

2014-09-27 12:26
Tina Joemat-Pettersson

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Johannesburg - Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson will have to inform Parliament's portfolio committee on energy on the nuclear deal with Russia, the Beeld reported on Saturday.

"The members of the committee pointed out that the agreement was announced suddenly, without any discussion with the committee. We do not know what the facts are," portfolio committee chair Fikile Majola was quoted as saying.

"The matter is in the public domain and we as review committee must be informed. It is our role."

The next committee meeting is on 13 October the newspaper reported.

On Friday, the energy department declined to comment on a Mail&Guardian report that President Jacob Zuma took control of a R1 trillion nuclear deal, negotiated directly with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and instructed Joemat-Pettersson to sign it.

Unnamed sources told the M&G Zuma instructed Joemat-Pettersson to sign the deal on the sidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency conference in Vienna.

This week, it was announced that Russia had clinched a deal to build nuclear reactors in South Africa. Some details of the co-operation agreement - to supply as many as eight nuclear plants generating up to 9.6GW of power - were announced in joint statements by the energy department and Russia's atomic energy corporation, Rosatom.

Read more on:    rosatom  |  tina joemat-pettersson  |  fikile majola  |  russia  |  nuclear  |  sa nuclear deal

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