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Vol 49 No 11

Published 23rd May 2008

South Africa

Nuclear nexus

South African officials visiting Russia on 22-23 May were in damage-control mode. In March, Eskom let it be known that the Russian nuclear reactor builder Atomstroyexport (ASE), would be excluded from competitive tenders for Africa's largest ever nuclear power contract - a 120 billion rand (US$15 million) nuclear power station, the first of six that Eskom has publicly mooted.

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