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South Africa nuclear deal halted by High Court

South Africa’s nuclear build programme has been halted by the country’s High Court, which says current nuclear deals with Russia, South Korea and the United States are unconstitutional.
By Staff reporter 27 April 2017 0 25681

South Africa’s nuclear build programme has been halted by the country’s High Court, which says current nuclear deals with Russia, South Korea and the United States are unconstitutional, according to a report from Ground Up.

The programme covers 9.6 GW of nuclear power and was to be led by South African state-owned utility Eskom.

The government had additional agreements to work with Russia, South Korea and the US on the programme, but the High Court ruled any such agreements must first be put through a...