The plot to blow up Koeberg, Part 1: The man with the blueprint

Professor Renfrew Christie risked death by hanging to spy on the apartheid government’s power stations – using his doctoral thesis as a pretext to gain access to the plants in order to gather intel. He became South Africa’s pioneering nuclear whistleblower. In this week’s episode, he explains how he wrote a confession read aloud in court to provide information on how Cape Town’s nuclear power station could be bombed without loss of human life.


Don’t Shoot the Messenger is produced by Haji Mohamed Dawjee and presented by Rebecca Davis with editing by Tevya Turok Shapiro, original theme music by Bernard Kotze and additional support by Kathryn Kotze.


This podcast has been sponsored by Investec. Their latest podcast is a four-part series on preparing for a post-pandemic world. The series, on Investec focus Radio, features global experts discussing the changing world of work and the role of companies, as well as the shifting sands of geo-politics and the global investment landscape in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. The podcast features exports like Lesetja Kganyago, David Rubenstein, Alain de Botton, Philip Hammond and John Kay. Also available on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and Spotify.


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