Morupule B aftertaste sours China�s new push into African energy (Pt II)

Morupule B is only now coming out of its dysfunction
Morupule B is only now coming out of its dysfunction

Chinese firms are fast moving from competing for construction and maintenance projects in the African energy space, to increasingly holding equity and being producers on the continent. However, the failures at Morupule B are a warning that when the best laid plans go up in smoke, it is ordinary citizens who must pay the price. MBONGENI MGUNI and BABOKI KAYAWE* investigate the evolving trend in a relationship tainted in the past by under-delivery

Continued from last week…

The path of Sino-African engagement going forward that McKinsey researchers suggest, opens the door to more Chinese firms taking up equity in sectors such as infrastructure, construction and others. McKinsey researchers say the adoption of Public Private Partnerships should be the new direction of Sino-African economic engagement.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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