South Africa takes fresh step on nuclear

The South African government has announced that it is set to launch a tender process to build nuclear power plants, as the country continues to struggle with outages caused by poor, ageing power infrastructure.

"Recently, government held consultations with a number of nuclear vendor countries including the United States of America, South Korea, Russia, France, Japan and China," the presidency said in a statement.
Cape Town
It said "vendor parade workshops", or presentations of what countries can offer South Africa in terms of nuclear technology, had been concluded and Pretoria would now "design and launch a procurement process."

The government has expressed a need to add 9600 MW of nuclear power to its stretched grid and is interested in the pressurised water reactor technology already hosted by the Koeberg facility.

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