In this episode Sound Africa’s MICAH REDDY looks at the highly controversial nuclear deal that has allegedly been cut with the Russian government, and which critics warn could spell disaster for South Africa. By SOUND AFRICA.
South Africans would already be familiar with headlines warning of the likelihood of enormous corruption in the nuclear procurement programme. Is this just hysteria, or is there reason to fear that we’re headed towards something like the “arms deal on steroids”?
To help answer this question, we situate the nuclear deal in its international context, finding out what went wrong with a current nuclear programme in Finland, and getting a better sense of the Russian state-owned company involved in both the Finnish and South African deals. DM
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