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Card image 26 February 2019 Daily Maverick

China, the Pondo king and Namaqualand: In pursuit of the ‘Disney playground’ deal

The king of Western Pondoland’s contracts with a Chinese company could see an untouched stretch of the Wild Coast undergo massive development. The same company has plans to dam the Orange River in the Northern Cape and put up gas-to-power plants. Is any of it likely to happen? Even if not this time, the paper trail speaks of the intentions at the core of Operation Phakisa and China’s Belt and Road Initiative – enormous development projects that are driving our changing climate.

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https://www.tni.org/en/publication/from-crisis-to-transformation

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