South Africa’s New Coal Power Station “Great For The Country”
By Paul Homewood
MSN report from South Africa:
Durban – It’s going to be a bumper year for the country with much optimism from experts about what is in store for 2017.
From major international events to new plans and projects for local government, experts say there is much to anticipate, especially in Durban.
Economist Professor Bonke Dumisa, a former Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive, said the province and country was in for a 2017 “boom”.
“SA economic fundamentals are sound and have always been sound. We are going to have a good year for sure,” Dumisa said.
He said the introduction of the first unit of Kusile, Eskom’s new power station, which was connected to the national grid for the first time on Monday, meant that South Africans would be smiling without having to worry about load shedding in the year ahead.
The greenfields, coal-fired power plant under construction near the Kendal Power Station in Mpumalanga, will comprise six units, each rated at an 800MW capacity when finished.
“This also means that businesses can plan ahead and meet their productivity goals, which is great for us as a country,” said Dumisa.
Western liberals want to stop South Africa having reliable power.