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The Koeberg nuclear power station just outside Cape Town. (File, AFP)
The Koeberg nuclear power station just outside Cape Town. (File, AFP)

Cape Town - A Government Gazette notice released by the Department of Energy on December 21 has confirmed Cabinet’s decision to move ahead with the 9 600 MW nuclear procurement programme.

This means the department can now call for quotes for the tendering process to begin.

However, the process is far from complete, according to energy expert Chris Yelland. "I believe there is still a long road ahead before commitments can be or are made in the form of contract awards for a nuclear new-build," he tweeted.

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