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Several environmental court challenges still await at least one of South Africa’s two newly selected coal independent power producers.

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson this week announced Thabametsi in Limpopo’s Waterberg and Khanyisa in Mpumalanga as the preferred bidders in South Africa’s Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights, is taking the fight against the new power stations to court.

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