The nuclear option: Should it carry South Africa’s baseload?

More than two decades since Thyspunt in the Eastern Cape was identified as a possible site for a new nuclear plant, Eskom is still forging ahead with its long-held ambitions. Next week the National Nuclear Regulator will hold public hearings at Thyspunt, 22km from Jeffreys Bay, after Eskom applied for a nuclear site licence in 2019.

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Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.

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