Best answer: Which province produces the most electricity in South Africa?

Gauteng uses by far the most amount of electricity of any of South Africa’s provinces. In a distant second place is KwaZulu-Natal, with the third place being a surprise which is Mpumalanga.

Where does South Africa get water from?

South Africa’s water resource base is dominated, in volume, by surface water from our river systems. Yet only 8% of South Africa’s land area produces the runoff (water that drains from the surface of an area of land into the river systems) that generates 50% of the volume of water in our river systems.

Is nuclear energy a good energy source for South Africa?

Nuclear power plants also require less space than traditional coal-powered stations and it is a reliable source of energy. Those opposed the idea of nuclear energy will state that it is not economically viable for South Africa to invest in the expensive construction of a new plant.

Why are we using coal in South Africa?

SA has abundant coal reserves. Coal-fired power stations are reliable. South Africa’s infrastructure to generate electricity from coal is well established. Burning coal is the most cost-effective and energy efficient way of generating electricity.

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