Inga Dam Deal is a Grand Delusion

As load-shedding continues to affect lives, and headlines decry the deepening crisis at Eskom, it is deeply worrying that the government is gearing up to bankroll the largest electricity project in Africa: the Inga 3 Dam in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The dam will have an uncertain environmental and social effect in the DRC and would be more expensive than most other sources of energy available to the South African government. Why should South Africans help underwrite a multibillion rand project in another country with huge risks and meagre potential benefits?

Read the full op-ed in the Mail & Guardian here.  

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Apr 12, 2019
Jason Stearns