South Africa: Electricity Minister Visits Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant, Thanks Staff For Restoring Unit 1

Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, South Africa's Minister for Electricity.

South Africa’s Minister for Electricity, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, on Tuesday paid a working visit to the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant situated at Duynefontein, 27km north of Cape Town on the Atlantic coast, and interacted with staff of the facility.

The Minister, who was accompanied by Eskom Generation Group Executive, Mr. Bheki Nxumalo, thanked the workers for delivering Koeberg Unit1 and encouraged them to do better on Koeberg Unit 2 LTO to deliver it by end of September 2024 as planned.

In a post on X formerly Twitter, Eskom said the Minister emphasised the importance of committing to the delivery date as planned so as to reduce stages of load-shedding.

“This afternoon we are on an oversight visit to Koeberg Nuclear power station in the Western Cape.

“We are hosted by Eskom’s Group Head of Generation Mr. Bheki Nxumalo and the station’s General  Manager Mr. Velaphi Ntuli,” the Minister also  wrote on X formerly Twitter.