The government has just stopped the massive investment over the past decade in the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor. You'd think they would start funding Renewable Energy adoption in South Africa, but no, our esteemed ministers are off on a tangent exploring Thorium. See http://www.energyforecastonline.co.za/index.php/water-and-energy/173-energy
What do you think?
Why is Germany installing half the world's solar photovoltaic panels even though they have 3 hours average sunshine and Cape Town has 5 hours average sunshine and Upington has 8 hours average sunshine? Why did China install 37 gigawatts (37,000 megawatts) of renewable energy last year?
Why is South Africa being left behind whilst the first world goes full steam ahead installing renewable energy? Why is Africa being left behind? Why should South Africa build these massive coal and nuclear plants that first world countries don't want anymore?
There are solutions. We need to embrace them now before it is too late.