Nuclear energy regulators in China and South Africa have
signed a technical cooperation agreement as Africa’s most industrialised
economy presses forward with controversial plans to build eight new nuclear
The deal, which includes licensing procedures, vendor
inspections, inspector training, and joint inspections and technical support,
was signed last week in Beijing.
China is competing with Russia, France, the United States
and South Korea for the South African nuclear power plant construction program,
which is worth up to $50 billion.