Court Finds ‘Nuclear Deal’ With Russia To Be Unlawful

Siboniso Mawandla | The Republic Mail

The Western Cape High Court has found government’s alleged R1 trillion proposed nuclear deal with Russia to be unlawful‚ according to social justice organisations who hailed the court verdict as a victory after the court ruling.

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute took the Department of Energy to court for procuring this arrangement under a veil of secrecy.

The procurement deal would be the largest in the country’s history at an estimated R1-trillion‚ and would see the building of a “nuclear fleet” that would generate nearly 10GW of power.

In September 2014‚ Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson signed an agreement with Russia on strategic partnership and cooperation in the fields of nuclear power and industry‚ which was then authorised by President Jacob Zuma.

 

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