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Why Nuclear is good for a developing country

At a press conference in Durban on Tuesday, the energy department’s Deputy Director-General for Nuclear Energy, Zizamele Mbambo spoke about South Africa's intent on forging ahead with the nuclear build programme - which will see the capital investment in as many as nine nuclear power stations.

Despite the skepticism around this issue, Joe Nimique-Cilliers (PhD candidate in nuclear engineering), writes on article in Business Day newspaper that nuclear is absolutely the way to go because it is affordable and will provide electricity for many decades to come.

Stephen Grootes speaks to Dr Anthonie Cilliers, Programme Manager: Nuclear Engineering at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU).

John spoke to Zizamele about plans around this procurement and why the state is so unclear about how much it will cost.

Listen to the conversation below:


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