Eskom cannot commit to nuclear expansion – acting CFO Acting Eskom CFO Calib Cassim on the utility’s inability to take on a new nuclear build programme, owing to its balance sheet stresses. Video and video editing: Darlene Creamer. Recorded 30.1.2018

South Africa’s power utility Eskom cannot afford a nuclear power station expansion, acting Eskom chief financial officer Calib Cassim said on Tuesday during the release of its financial results. South Africa’s government has said it will push ahead with its nuclear expansion plan but will now do so at a slower pace due to weak economic growth. With the only nuclear power station on the continent, South Africa is seeking to expand its nuclear, wind, solar and coal power capacity.