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[Source: Business Day by Bekezela Phakathi.]

President Jacob Zuma insisted on Thursday that the government would pursue the nuclear build programme, saying its implementation was “just a question of timing”.

During his final question-and-answer session for the year in the National Assembly, Zuma said government policy had not changed and nuclear was still part of the energy mix. The energy mix also includes hydro, solar, coal, wind and gas.

Zuma dodged many pointed questions from the opposition, which prompted the DA to stage a dramatic walkout towards the end of proceedings.

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56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
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