Business Day: ‘Stop giving the government a free pass on nuclear power’


I am not in principle opposed to nuclear power in all circumstances. But, given that (1) renewables are price-competitive with nuclear already, (2) the much much greater potential for employment creation and economic development through local renewables industry development, (3) the huge debt South Africans will be saddled with, well into the future, if this deal goes ahead and (4) the huge potential for corruption through a deal of this magnitude, it would be unconscionable to support it.