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A national energy summit will be held early next year to "re-look" at the entire energy landscape in South Africa, says Minerals and Energy Minister Buyelwa Sonjica.
Addressing members of the National Assembly multi-party minerals and energy portfolio committee the minister said every South African needed access to clean and affordable energy and it was within this context that the debate would be taken forward on the role of nuclear energy in South Africa's energy mix.
"We need to take this debate forward to ensure security of supply because we are one of the largest producers of uranium and we have to take advantage of this," she said.
Furthermore South Africa had expertise in this area "which we have developed over years. Ways and means should be found that we use this to our competitive advantage".
She said a strategy on nuclear enrichment would be tabled before the national cabinet before the end of this year.
News date: 08/11/2006