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Former Greenpeace director Kumi Naidoo. (Photo: Matthew le Cordeur)
Former Greenpeace director Kumi Naidoo. (Photo: Matthew le Cordeur)

Cape Town – Former Greenpeace director Kumi Naidoo said millions of South Africans living without electricity cannot wait 10-15 years for the nuclear procurement plan to roll out enough electricity to bring them onto the grid.

Speaking at the Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute (Safcei) fundraising breakfast on Monday, the anti-apartheid activist said “one in four South Africans don’t have access to electricity”.

“We can host the 2010 Soccer World Cup and build a Nkandla, but we have not been able" to bring electricity to all South Africans, he said.

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