What can South Africans do to have a say in the Nuclear deal?

The Department of Energy announced on Wednesday the intentions between South Africa and Russia to implement several joint projects for education in the nuclear power industry.

Memorandums of understanding were signed at the 7th Brics summit in Ufa, Russia, between the department and the Russian state nuclear corporation, Rosatom.

We ask: What can ordinary citizens do to get involved and have a say in this process?

We spoke to Dr. Tristen Taylor, Project Coordinator at Earthlife Africa:

Our constitution allows us to have transparent, free and open procurement process and the ability to make public participation representations with parliament and the ministries. Technically speaking, South African government can’t sign a deal with Russia without going through public participation and procurement process ….

Dr. Tristen Taylor, Project Coordinator at Earthlife Africa

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:


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