Tuesday, February 28, 2006

South Africa Nuclear Update

Blackouts are continuing in Cape Town, but now there seems to be an additional reason outside of bad timing and poor resource planning:

South Africa suspects that sabotage was involved in damage to the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station and police have indentified suspects, government ministers said on Tuesday.

"Initial reports indicate what happened might have been sabotage," Minerals and Energy Lindiwe Hendricks told Reuters after a joint press briefing with Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin.

"I think it's very clear now other forces are at play ... there is growing evidence also linking some of these problems to the government's transformation drive," said Hendricks.

She was referring to the government's affirmative action programme aimed at advancing blacks who were sidelined during white-minority rule.
Word of possible sabotage of the unit had first surfaced back in January. For a previous post on the subject, click here.

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