Eskom now officially in charge of nuclear deal

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Cape Town – The Department of Energy (DoE) published a government gazette on Wednesday which officially moved the procurer of nuclear energy from the department to power utility Eskom.

The DoE’s lawyers surprised the Cape Town High Court with the unpublished gazette on Tuesday, using the determination to force the court to postpone the nuclear deal trial.

Judges Lee Bozalek and Elizabeth Baartman slammed Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson for not informing the court of the determination ahead of the trial and ordered her department to pay for the costs of the applicants' four advocates and legal teams.

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