Nuclear Energy Procurement: What have we learnt from the arms deal?

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The Institute for Security Studies and the Goedgedacht Forum would like you to join us for the discussion:

Nuclear Energy Procurement: What have we learnt from the arms deal?

The nuclear energy deal is getting a lot of attention at the moment. Questions are being raised as to the choices South Africa is making in regards to alternative energy as well as the costs and the transparency of the procurement process it is following.

The effects of the decisions made today will affect and bind generations to come. An important part of any democracy is oversight by both citizens and democratic oversight institutions. It is therefore crucial that civil society asks pertinent questions regarding the cost and viability of the proposed nuclear deal. Given that the 1999 Arms Deal raised many of the similar issues it is vital that we look at what was learnt then and see if what, if anything, we have learnt from that process.

Saliem Fakir ( WWF) and Gary Pienaar (HSRC) will be speaking to these issues, followed by a discussion.

Date: 20th October 2015

Time: 09:30 for 10:00am – 12:00pm

Venue: 6 Spin Street, Cape Town

For catering purposes, please RSVP to Desiré ( before 16th October 2015

For more information contact Felicity Harrison:

PHONE: (021) 461 3683, SKYPE: Felicity501 or E-mail:

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