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High stakes: lessons for nuclear procurement from the arms deal

20 October 2015
10:00 - 12:00


Date: 20 October 2015

Time: 10h00 – 12h00

Venue: 6 Spin street, Cape Town

Many questions are being raised about South Africa’s proposed nuclear energy deal, including about the costs involved and the transparency of the procurement process.

The 1999 arms deal raised similar concerns. This seminar will consider lessons learnt during and after the arms deal procurement process, and whether these will influence the nuclear deal.

The seminar will also discuss the important oversight role which citizens and relevant institutions play in a democracy and the crucial questions civil society must ask regarding the cost and viability of the nuclear deal.

Chair: Judith February, ISS Consultant


Saliem Fakir, Head, Living Planet Unit, WWF
Gary Pienaar, Senior Researcher, Democracy & Governance, Human Sciences Research Council

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