OUTA Insights: Brazil's important lessons regarding Karpowership deal. But will our leaders listen?

The 1220MW of electricity that the three Karpowerships are supposed to generate once they pass all the legal hurdles, will not end the energy crisis in South Africa. Yet politicians are now openly advocating for a 20 year contract for this "emergency" power, despite the price tag of at least R220 billion ( a conservative estimate from a year ago). In this podcast Brazilian activist Nicole Figueiredo de Oliveira from the NGO Arayara tells about their fight against the Turkish powership company. Brazil is but one of many countries where the company operates, seemingly with impunity. Will SA learn from them? And what can we, the citizens, learn? Also with adv Stefanie Fick and Brendan Slade.
23 May 2023 English South Africa Politics

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