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Cape Town - Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s recommendation to move the nuclear programme to the office of the Independent Power Producers (IPP) was given the thumbs up by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday.

“She is moving in the right direction,” Gordhan said in response to a question from Fin24. “Once she has made a decision, she will let us know.”

The renewable energy IPP procurement programme has been praised internationally for government’s successful partnership with the private sector, Joemat-Pettersson told the Portfolio Committee on Energy on Tuesday.

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