The Nuclear Frontier: An Environmentally Resilient Approach to Nuclear Energy Law Reform in South Africa

  • Sulaiman Hoosen

Abstract

The rapid economic and social growth in South Africa has placed an immense encumbrance on the production of electricity over the past decade.[1]  South Africa remains an energy intensive country on the African continent[2] with a significant electricity gap that would need to be generated by the year 2020.[3] The current electricity demand accelerates the overall growth in energy supply facilitated by the South African Department of Energy and today the country experiences continuous load shedding, resulting in a need for different energy sources to power urban development.[4]


 


[1] W du Plessis ‘Energy efficiency and the law: A Multidisciplinary Approach’ (2015) 11 SAJS 8.


[2] Department of Energy of the Republic of South Africa ‘What you need to know about Coal Electricity News’ available at http://www.energy.gov.za/information/documents/news/ec0015/pdf, accessed on 20 March 2015.


[3] Ibid.


[4] du Plessis op cit note 1 at 14.

Published
Jul 27, 2017
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HOOSEN, Sulaiman. The Nuclear Frontier: An Environmentally Resilient Approach to Nuclear Energy Law Reform in South Africa. Inkundla, [S.l.], july 2017. Available at: <http://inkundlajournal.org/index.php/inkundla/article/view/40>. Date accessed: 22 nov. 2017.
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