ANC Government is rushing through SA’s nuclear deal – report

Energy minister David Mahlobo is forcing his department to work weekends to rush through the integrated energy plan – a key assessment needed to start the procurement process for nuclear energy.

Citing insiders at the department, the City Press reports that the document will now be completed months ahead of schedule. It was initially set to be done in February 2018, but is not on its way to being complete within the next two weeks.

It has been widely speculated that Mahlobo was moved to the energy department specifically to push through the country’s nuclear plans, which have been met with criticism from opposition parties and SA businesses.