Nuke plans shelved, and here's what may happen next

Government's nuclear plan has been shelved.

The Western Cape High Court on Wednesday ruled that government's decision to call for proposals for the procurement of 9.6 gigawatts of nuclear energy is unlawful and unconstitutional.

Earthlife Africa argued the process followed was unlawful because government failed to consult the public about its decision.

READ: High Court rules SA nuclear deal unlawful and unconstitutional

The ruling makes all deals that government has pursued with Russia and the US invalid.

Political Correspondent at Business Day, Linda Ensor, spoke to John Maytham on what this means for government going forward, and whether this will affect Eskom's procurement process.

It's going to have to be a transparent process.

Linda Ensor, Political Correspondent at Business Day

Public participation would have to be at the Nersa (The National Energy Regulator) level, but intergovernmental agreements would have to go through Parliament and be subject to parliamentary scrutiny.

Linda Ensor, Political Correspondent at Business Day

He has declared both determinations [Eskom and government] invalid because Nersa didn't conduct proper public participation processes. They have start the whole process again, but whats interesting also is that Eskom has been charging ahead with its procurement processes.

Linda Ensor, Political Correspondent at Business Day

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