The government has revoked its approval for Turkey’s Karpowership to provide emergency power in SA without the required environmental permits, the department of environment, forestry and fisheries (DEFF) said on Tuesday.

Though the department gave a directive to the company to produce emergency power, it was under the impression that it was to support SA’s health-care system in the Covid-19 crisis, only to find out later the permission was instead to aid the company’s intended participation in the government emergency power procurement tender.

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