Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has granted Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson authority to sign a nuclear agreement with France, the presidency said on Friday.
“President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 231 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, granted authority to... Joemat-Pettersson, to sign an agreement on co-operation in the development of peaceful uses of nuclear energy, between the government of the Republic of South Africa and the government of the French Republic,” spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement.
The details of the signing of the agreement would be discussed by the department and its counterpart in France.
Maharaj also confirmed that Zuma granted Joemat-Pettersson authority to sign an earlier nuclear agreement between South Africa and Russia.
“On the 20th of September, the president granted permission to the minister... to sign the agreement between the South African government and the government of the Russian Federation on the strategic partnership and co-operation in the fields of nuclear power and industry.”