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President Jacob Zuma during SONA 2017.
President Jacob Zuma during SONA 2017.

Cape Town – As Eskom pushes to finalise the 9.6 GW nuclear energy procurement programme in 2017, President Jacob Zuma simply said that nuclear is a part of the electricity mix in South Africa during his State of the Nation address on Thursday in Cape Town.

“Renewable energy forms an important part of our energy mix, which also includes electricity generation from gas, nuclear, solar, wind, hydro and coal,” said Zuma.

That was the only time he mentioned the term nuclear in a country that already has 1 800 MW of nuclear electricity coming from Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in Cape Town.

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