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People in Soweto continue with their lives even though load shedding seems to be here to stay on September 21, 2022.
People in Soweto continue with their lives even though load shedding seems to be here to stay on September 21, 2022.
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Amid a national energy crisis, lobby group AfriForum is eyeing an electricity project which involves nuclear as a long-term solution for the country's power challenges.

The civil rights organisation wants to revive pebble-bed modular reactors in South Africa with the help of venture capitalist André Pienaar, whose investee company X-energy, based in the US, is working on the technology.

But is it a viable option to relieve the country's escalating energy woes?

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