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S.Africa: Anti-nuke activists to take to streets in JHB

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has been given notice of a protest march to be led by anti-nuclear activists of the NGO Earthlife Africa, today – Thursday 16 November 2017.

According to Necsa, the protest will take place near Necsa head office on the R104 road outside the Pelindaba site, Johannesburg.

Notice to oppose site build

The NGO has also advised that they intend to take court action to oppose the recent government decision to approve the Duynefontein site near the existing Koeberg nuclear power station.

The site has been pegged for the construction of the first of a group of new nuclear power plants.

Necsa and Eskom are joint partners in the assessment process leading to the decision as to which nuclear plant design will be built in South Africa.

Necsa CEO Phumzile Tshelane said:  “I am looking forward to the start of the new nuclear build, which will provide so many job opportunities to South Africans and greatly boost the economy.”

“I appeal to organisations such as Earthlife Africa to be honest in their public utterance and to stop the constant distortion,” he added. Read more…


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Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.