As the continent’s economies grow and industries develop, the African demand for (clean) energy will increase accordingly.

This article suggests that South Africa should seriously consider investing in nuclear energy because this energy “will provide SA with a low carbon base load power source at a predetermined cost that will help transform the entire country”. See: https://www.cnbcafrica.com/news/special-report/2017/04/04/nuclear/

While analysts believe that Africa cannot achieve its developmental needs without nuclear energy – a claim that is forcefully opposed by environmentalists – there is evidence that the nuclear procurement program in some countries, like South Africa, was somewhat unlawful and had to be stopped—which represents a major step back for developing a nuclear energy capacity. See:http://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/2017/04/26/all-deals-are-off-for-sas-nuclear-energy-plans_a_22056296/

In spite of these setbacks, Africa and South Africa specifically seem very interested in the nuclear program as the organization of various events indicates. See: http://www.saint.org.za/downloads/Conference%20Announcement%20-%20NDT.pdf