Amid growing pressure to decarbonise and rapid technological innovation, Futuregrowth Asset Management, SA’s largest debt manager and a key government investor, has warned against writing off nuclear as an option for power generation in the long term.

Though a sensitive issue in SA since the government under former president Jacob Zuma tried to force a 9.6GW nuclear build “down our throats”, Paul Semple, Futuregrowth’s head of unlisted credit, said the country does have some competitive advantages for nuclear and it should be explored...

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