As load shedding weighs heavily on the South African economy, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe insisted his department was doing its part by bringing thousands of megawatts of new power generation online, and that procurement of new nuclear power will be completed by 2024. News24 reports that South Africa’s electricity infrastructure roadmap, the Integrated Resource Plan 2019-2030, does not make provision for new nuclear power, instead calling for the government to begin planning for nuclear power beyond 2030, but the Medium-Term Strategic Framework, which outlines government’s strategic intent in implementing the ANC’s electoral mandate, does indeed target 2 500 megawatts of nuclear be procured by 2024.
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