Green shoots sprout in deals with South Africa

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China will broaden cooperation on conventional and clean energy with South Africa, according to reports during President Zuma’s four-day visit, the 21st Century Business Herald said Tuesday.
China was expected to sign a series of memoranda with South Africa Tuesday, including deals with PetroSA and Shanduka Group, a solar power firm, the paper said.
South Africa hopes to enhance cooperation in solar panel manufacturing and new energy sectors, South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said Tuesday
China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) is in talks over building a nuclear power plant in South Af-rica. Negotiations involve the potential transfer of nuclear technology to South Africa, a move to deal with the country’s electricity supply shortage, according to Dow Jones Newswires.
Last month, China’s Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group signed a contract with the South Africa-based Foster Wheeler International Corporation to build a coal-to-oil plant in Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. The total investment is expected to reach between $8 -10 billion.

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