South Africa: Japan, SA to Start Nuclear Energy

source: allAfrica
Business Day (Johannesburg)
Co-Operation Talks
Hopewell Radebe
3 May 2010

Johannesburg — SA’s relations with Japan took a new turn last week when the two countries agreed to start negotiations on future co-operation on friendly nuclear energy that could be SA’s answer to alternative power generation and the reduction of carbon emissions.

There was no time frame for signing an agreement, Kazuo Kodama, a spokesman for Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada, said on Friday at the 10th SA-Japan Partnership Forum meeting in Pretoria. But Okada and SA’s Minister for International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane regarded the matter as urgent, Kodama said.

The visit last week of Okada, a member of the Democratic Party that took power last year, ending the post-war domination of the Liberal Democrat s, marked the centenary of [continue reading]

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