Moscow — The South African government would review its nuclear plans as part of its response to the recession, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday. Kubayi, in Moscow for the AtomExpo nuclear conference and leading a delegation from SA, also said that she viewed nuclear energy as part of a diverse energy mix, including renewable resources and coal. However, it was too early to say when a procurement process could restart for SA’s nuclear project, she told a news conference. “We will do the nuclear project at a scale and pace that we can afford. So we will look at that completely, if we need to review the scale we have obviously to go back,” Kubayi told a news conference. In response to a question on which company SA might choose to build new nuclear reactors, Kubayi said it was important to go for “the most experienced people who have a track record”. Russian state firm Rosatom is a contender to build the nuclear reactors and has been talking up its ...

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