The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), which has to decide whether to grant Eskom’s application to extend the operating life of Koeberg nuclear power station in Cape Town, will hold a new round of public hearing on the issue in February.

The hearings will take place only five months before the decision process on whether to extend the operating life of Koeberg by 20 years, which needs to be concluded if the power station is to keep running after its licence expires on July 24...

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