South Africa's Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe looks on during a news conference in Pretoria

Coal to play significant role in South Africa power mix - minister

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's plans for additional power generation over the next decade will involve a variety of energy sources, with coal still playing a significant role as well as more renewable energy, mines and energy minister Gwede Mantashe said on Friday.

Mantashe said that while the government planned to extend the life of the Koeberg nuclear power plant, there would not be a large-scale nuclear rollout.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning, Writing by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by Mark Potter)

2019-10-18 11:02:00

© 2019 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Reuters content is the intellectual property of Thomson Reuters or its third party content providers. Any copying, republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. "Reuters" and the Reuters Logo are trademarks of Thomson Reuters and its affiliated companies.