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eskomBDLive reports that Eskom has initiated a major training programme for nuclear operators, saying it will train 100 artisans as operators at its Koeberg plant to meet SA’s requirements in the future.  

The programme, launched by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown in Cape Town on Thursday, is a strong vote of confidence by government and Eskom for an expanded nuclear energy sector in the future.  The Koeberg-Eskom programme is the latest in several initiatives to gear up for SA’s proposed nuclear build, which government has said will involve the construction of 9,600MW of new capacity.  Others include training programmes with Russia, France, China and South Korea, where SA students are being trained in a variety of skills.  However, there is a raging debate on the affordability of new nuclear plants, which due to new safety standards have become enormously expensive to build.

  • Read this report by Carol Paton in full at BDLive
  • See too, Eskom to train nearly 100 new recruits to operate nuclear plant, at EWN

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