The agreement will see Russia’s atomic energy agency providing up to eight nuclear reactors to South Africa.
The deal paves the way for the building of up to 9.6 gigawatts of nuclear power plants by 2030.
South Africa has up to five years to go before its electricity supply crisis is over.
Stephen Grootes comments on the dramatic decisions the parastatal will need to make.
The first unit at the Medupi Power Plant is expected to be synchronised at midday on Christmas Eve.
After many delays, Eskom has finally begun the countdown to the Medupi Power Station coming online.